Employers Required to Use New I-9 Form


On November 26, 2007, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced in the Federal Register that as of December 26, 2007, employers must use the new version of the Form I-9 when verifying the employment eligibility of new hires. The amended form must also be used for any reverification of employment authorization conducted after December 26, 2007. The amended Form I-9 has a revision date of June 5, 2007, and is available online at  A newly revised "Handbook for Employers, Instructions for Completing the Form I-9 (Form M-274) is also available online at

The main difference with the form is that five documents have been removed from List A of the List of Acceptable Documents. Additionally, the instructions now indicate that the employee is not obligated to provide the Social Security Number in Section 1 of the Form I-9, unless he or she is employed by an employer who participates in E-Verify.