USCIS today published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. By Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use only the new version, dated 11/14/2016 N. Until then, they can continue to use the version dated 03/08/2013 N or the new version. USCIS has indicated that changes are designed to reduce errors and enhance form completion using a computer.
Among the changes in the new version, Section 1 asks for "other last names used" rather than "other names used," and streamlines certification for certain foreign nationals. Other changes include:
The addition of prompts to ensure information is entered correctly.
The ability to enter multiple preparers and translators.
A dedicated area for including additional information rather than having to add it in the margins.
A supplemental page for the preparer/translator.
The instructions have been separated from the form, in line with other USCIS forms, and include specific instructions for completing each field. The revised Form I-9 is also easier to complete on a computer.
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