• Reminder - New Edition of Form I-9 Becomes Mandatory on September 18
  • October 5, 2017
  • As previously reported, USCIS’s revised edition of the I-9 employment eligibility verification form, dated July 17, 2017, will become mandatory for employers on Monday, September 18, 2017. As of that date, employers may no longer use the November 14, 2016 edition to complete a new Form I-9.

    What’s New in the Revised Edition of Form I-9?

    The new form and the USCIS employment verification regulations have been updated as follows:

    • Employers can accept State Department Form FS-240, the Consular Report of Birth Abroad, as a List C document, effective July 17, 2017. This form and all other documents of birth abroad are combined under item 2 of List C.
    • USCIS has revised the I-9 employer handbook (M-274) to reflect the change.

    What This Means for Employers

    Your organization must do the following before Monday, September 18, 2017:

    • Ensure that the July 17, 2017 edition of Form I-9 is integrated into company employment verification systems and processes.
    • Remind personnel responsible for I-9 verification that State Department Form FS-240 is an acceptable List C document to establish employment eligibility, as of July 17, 2017.
    If you have any questions about Form I-9 verification, please contact the immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen. This alert is for informational purposes only.