U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services announced today that a newly revised Form I-9 has been released. Employers should begin using the new form dated 03/08/13 right away. However, older forms dated 02/02/09 and 08/07/09 may be used until May 6, 2013. On and after May 7, 2013, only the 03/08/13 edition may be used.
Employers are required by federal law to complete I-9 forms for all new employees in order to verify their identity and authorization to work in the United States, and to re-verify work authorization for foreign national employees whose temporary authorization is expiring.
The I-9 and Instructions for completing the I-9 are available on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf.
If you have any questions regarding the new form, please do not hesitate to contact our office.