The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) earlier this month released a revised version of Form 1-9 for Employment Eligibility Verification.
Changes in the new form include:
- A request that candidates list “other last names used,” versus asking for “other names used” in the previous form to promote improved traceability and streamline the process.
- Additional prompts to ensure information is entered correctly.
- The ability to enter multiple preparers and translators.
- A dedicated area for additional information, versus having to make notes in the margin as was previously the case.
- A supplemental page for the preparer and translator.
- More comprehensive instructions for completing each field.
- Enhancements to make it easier to complete the form on the computer, including drop-down menus, on-screen instructions for each field, and other prompts.
Per the USCIS, employers may continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of March 8, 2013 through January 21, 2017. However, effective January 22, 2017, employers must use the revised form.
To view the new form, please click here.