USCIS Instructs Employers to Continue Using Current Form I-9 until Further Notice

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United States Citizenship and Immigration ServicesU.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) will be introducing a new version of the Form I-9 in the near future and has instructed Employers to continue using the current Form I-9 (OMB Control No. 1615-0047) until further notice - even after the current expiration date of August 31, 2012 has passed.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a notice in the Federal Register in March 2012, inviting public comment on a revised Form I-9 until May 29, 2012. Key revisions to the new form will include:

  • Expanded Form I-9 instructions and a revised layout.
  • New, optional data fields to collect the employee’s email address and telephone number.
  • New data fields to collect the foreign passport number and country of issuance.  Only aliens authorized to work in the U.S. who have also recorded their I-94 admission number on Form I-9 will need to provide the foreign passport number and country of issuance.

EBI’s Electronic Form I-9 solution will continue to utilize the current Form I-9 until USCIS posts new information and instructions regarding the new Form I-9.  For additional information, please visit the USCIS website or contact them directly telephone number 888-464-4218.

PLEASE NOTE: Employers should contact their legal counsel for guidance and revise their policies accordingly.  All information contained herein is provided by Employment Background Investigations solely for the convenience of its readers. EBI is not providing legal advice or counsel and nothing provided within should be deemed as legal guidance or advice.  Readers should consult with their own legal counsel to determine their legal responsibilities or if they have questions on any information provided by EBI.

EBI Can Help Keep You Compliant
Start the I-9 process right with every new hire.  EBI's Electronic Form I-9 Solution Electronic Form I-9 Solution lets you complete, sign and store all the documents electronically, complete with error-checking and guidance.  The system will also guide you through the requirements of collecting proper and compliant documentation to prove worker eligibility.  An E-Verify compliance integration is also available with our electronic Form I-9 solution to make the entire process seamless.

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