New Version of Form I-9 Now Available – Prior Version May Be Used Until January 21, 2017
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9 on November 14, 2016. Although employers may begin using the newly revised Form I-9 immediately, employers are also permitted to use the previous version (03/08/13 edition) until January 21, 2017. Starting January 22, 2017, however, employers must use the newly revised Form I-9.
The USCIS has made the newly revised Form I-9 available in a version with fields that may be completed using a computer (but which must be printed and signed and dated by hand) and which includes features such as clickable instruction icons and drop-down calendars which may help limit errors by those entering data into the form. It is also available as a version that is unfillable using a computer and must be printed for completion on paper only. Both versions as well as instructions for completing Form I-9 are available on the USCIS website and may be accessed at here.
If you currently complete Form I-9 in paper format, you may begin using the newly revised Form I-9 immediately or wait until January 22, 2017.
If you use MBA’s electronic onboarding portal for completing Form I-9, the newly revised version will be available on MBA’s electronic onboarding portal on or before January 22, 2017.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact one of our Human Resources Managers.