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Employers Required to Use New I-9 Form

Update
11.30.2007

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 www.uscis.gov.  A newly revised "Handbook for Employers, Instructions for Completing the Form I-9 (Form M-274) is also available online at www.uscis.gov.

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.