Happy New Year? USCIS releases new Form I-9 for Employers

On January 31, 2020, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) finally announced the release of its revised Form I-9. It will replace the form currently in use (that contained an expiration date of 8/31/2019). When that form expired in August 2019, the USCIS extended the use of it until the newest update to the Form I-9 could be released.

As of January 31, 2020, Employers may begin using the new Form I-9. The use of this new Form I-9 for all new hires and reverifications becomes mandatory on May 1, 2020.

Fortunately, the new version of the Form I-9 does not include any surprises. Employers should not change any of its current processes in completing the Form I-9 accurately and within the applicable time limits.

Employers can download the newest version of the Form I-9 at www.uscis.gov/I-9. Should you have any questions about this process, or the new Form I-9, please feel free to contact our Immigration Law specialists Newton J. Chu or Vaughn. G.T. Cook.

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