USCIS Reminds all U.S. Employers of Requirements to Use Revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

VIA USCIS

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2009 — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services (USCIS) issued a reminder that the revised Form I-9,
Employment Eligibility Verification (Rev. 02/02/09), goes into effect
today for all U.S. employers. The revision date is printed on the lower
right-hand corner of the form.

The interim final rule, published
Dec.17, 2008 in the Federal Register, revised the list of documents
acceptable for the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9)
process.  Employers may no longer use previous versions of the Form I-9.

The
revised list improves the security and effectiveness of the Form I-9
process. The list specifies that expired documents are no longer
acceptable forms of identification or employment authorization.
Allowing for expired documents makes it more difficult for employers to
verify an employee’s identity and employment authorization and
compromises the Form I-9 process.

USCIS also updated the
Handbook for Employers – Instructions for Completing Form I-9 to
reflect the requirements of the revised Form I-9.

Employers who do not have computer access can order Forms I-9 by calling our toll-free forms line at 1-800-870-3676. 

USCIS
forms and information on immigration laws, regulations, and procedures
can also be requested by calling the National Customer Service Center
toll-free at 1-800-375-5283.

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