What You Need to Know About the New Form I-9
By: Caty DeLone, HR Consultant
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a new version of the Form I-9 that must be in use by all U.S. employers by September 18, 2017. It is important to note that this is the second version of the form to be released in less than 12 months. Although the changes to the form are subtle, it is important to familiarize yourself with them and ensure that you are utilizing the proper version of the form by the required date.
What Has Changed?
- An update to the List of Acceptable Documents was made to now include as part of List C, the Department of State’s Form FS-240 Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
- Changes have been made to the language within the instructions that describe when the Form I-9 must be completed.
- The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) has now been changed to the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.