United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) once again issued a new Form I-9. Employers will be required to use the new version of the Form (dated 07/17/17) starting September 18, 2017. Employers may continue using the prior version of the Form
(dated 11/14/2016) for new hires until September 18, 2017. The new Form applies to new hires only; employers should not complete new Forms I-9 for current employees.
The new Form I-9 includes only minor changes, as outlined below:
• A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) is now listed as an acceptable List C document.
• All certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350, and Form FS-240) are combined within selection C #2 in List C.
• The Form reflects the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices’ new name, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.