On January 31, 2020 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published the Form I-9 Federal Register notice announcing a new version of Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification. The notice provides employers additional time to make necessary updates and adjust their business processes, but employers should switch to the new Form I-9 as soon as possible. Employers must switch to the new form (Rev. 10/21/2019) by April 30, 2020.
This new version contains minor changes to the form and its instructions.
- 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. (Note: This change is only visible when completing the fillable Form I-9 on a computer.)
- 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
- Clarified the computer version of the form fills in N/A in List B & C if you enter a List A document and it will enter N/A in List A if you enter a List C document but asks, if you are filling out the form by hand, you should not enter N/A in the columns not required. For example, if you enter document information in the List A column, you should not enter document information or N/A in the List B or List C columns and if you enter document information in List C column you should not enter N/A in the List A column.
- Updated the process for requesting paper Forms I-9
- Updated the DHS Privacy Notice