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New Form I-9 Released

On March 8, 2013, USCIS released a new Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. Employers should begin using the new Form I-9 with revision date 03/08/13 immediately for all new hires, as well as for reverifications or rehires. The revision date is on the lower left of the new form and looks like this: (Rev. 03/08/13)N. Employers may continue to use previously valid Forms I-9 (Rev. 08/07/09Y and 02/02/09N) until May 7, 2013. However, after this date, employers must only use the new Form I-9 (Rev. 03/08/13)N.

Here are some of the changes to the Form I-9:

  • It is now two pages long.
  • There are expanded instructions.
  • There are new fields for e-mail address, phone number and foreign passport in Section 1.

Employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for all newly-hired employees to verify their identity and authorization to work in the United States. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the enforcer of compliance.

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