The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new revised Form I-9 on July 17, 2017 (revision date of 7/17/17 N) that employers must start using no later than September 18, 2017.  The Form was last revised November 14, 2016, which all employers had to start using no later than January 22 of this year.

The changes, which are not extensive, primarily impact the list of acceptable documents for verifying identity and authorization to work in the U.S.  They include the following:

  • USCIS added the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) to List C of Acceptable Documents.
  • USCIS combined all the certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350, and Form FS-240) into List C.
  • USCIS renumbered all List C documents except the Social Security card.

These changes are also reflected in the instructions for completing Form I-9 as well as in the Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274) available at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/handbook-employers-m-274.  To view the revised Form I-9 and instructions, visit our Resource Page, Legislation, Regulations, and Other Government Issued Materials.