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USCIS Releases Revised Version of Form I-9 | New York Benefit Advisors

On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the publication of a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

What Employers Need to Know

  • Employers may use the new form, with a revision date of 07/17/17 N now. Using new form is mandatory on September 18, 2017 to avoid fines.
  • The previous I-9 form, with a revision date of 11/14/16 N, can be used through September 17, 2017.
  • Current storage and retention rules are unchanged.
  • The List of Acceptable Documents was amended. List C was renumbered and now includes Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240).

USCIS has also revised its Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 to assist employers in using the new form.

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