This week’s question comes from Toni, an office manager. In February, you wrote that implementation of the new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, had been delayed. When do I need to start using the new Form I-9? Answer: The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a component of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has released the revised Form I-9, and its Spanish equivalent, Formulario I-9, Verificación de Elegibilida para el Empleo. Employers are required to use the revised forms starting today, April 3, 2009. The list of documents eligible for the employment verification process has also been revised, including the elimination of expired documents as acceptable verification documents.
Contact Vision Payroll or click the Form I-9 tag if you have any questions on the revised Form I-9.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a component of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced recently that it would delay “the implementation of an interim final rule entitled ‘Documents Acceptable for Employment Eligibility Verification’ published in the Federal Register on Dec. 17, 2008.”
The delay allows the DHS time to reconsider the rule and also accept additional public comments since the public comment period has been reopened until March 4, 2009.
The revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, that was to become effective February 2, 2009 has been delayed 60 days until April 3, 2009 pending implementation of the interim final rule.
Contact Vision Payroll if you have any questions on the interim final rule and the revised Form I-9.