USCIS released a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on January 31, 2020. Employers should begin using the new version of Form I-9 at this time. Use of the new Form I-9 becomes mandatory starting May 1, 2020.
New Form I-9 Details:
Grace period for using the prior version of Form I-9 (edition date 07/17/17 N) through April 30, 2020.
Mandatory use of new Form I-9 (edition date 10/21/19) as of May 1, 2020
Applies to new hires and reverification of employment authorization for existing employees
Minor modifications have been made to the Form I-9, including dropdown country information on the electronically fillable version of the Form I-9
Updates have been made to the Form I-9 Instructions, including additional information about authorized representatives, completion tips, and updates to the privacy notice
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