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March 2, 2020

HR Alerts – New Form I-9 Released

At the end of January, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new Form I-9. The form is dated 10/21/2019 and should be used immediately. USCIS provided employers with a three-month grace period during which the old form (dated 07/17/2017) may be used. But by May 1, 2020, only the new form should be used. You can find the form on the USCIS website.

The following changes were made to the form and its instructions:

Form
Revised the Country of Issuance field in Section 1 and the Issuing Authority field (when selecting a foreign passport) in Section 2 to add Eswatini and Macedonia, North per those countries’ recent name changes. This change is only visible when completing the fillable Form I-9 on a computer.

Instructions

  • Clarified who can act as an authorized representative on behalf of an employer
  • Updated USCIS website addresses
  • Provided clarifications on acceptable documents for Form I-9
  • Updated the process for requesting paper Forms I-9

Updated the DHS Privacy Notice

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