This week’s question comes from Allen, an HR Director.
We have been using the Form I-9 that expired last August. We’re uncomfortable using an expired form. When will the new Form I-9 be available?
Answer: The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today published a new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This form is available for immediate use.
Older Versions of Form I-9 May Be Used Until May 7, 2013
Employers who need to make necessary updates to their business processes to allow for use of the new Form I-9 may continue to use other previously accepted revisions (Rev.02/02/09)N and (Rev. 08/07/09)Y until May 7, 2013 date. After May 7, 2013, all employers must use the revised Form I-9 for each new employee hired in the United States.
Revised Form I-9 Has New Features
The revised Form I-9 has several new features, including new fields and a new format to reduce errors. The instructions to the form also more clearly describe the information employees and employers must provide in each section.
English and Spanish Versions Are Available
The new Form I-9 is available in both an English language version and a Spanish language version.
Contact Vision Payroll for Further Information
Contact Vision Payroll if you have further questions on the revised Form I-9.