Current Version of Form I-9 Valid Until January 21, 2017
by Foster, on Immigration Updates
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently confirmed that employers may continue to use the current version of Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/2013 N until January 21, 2017, which will give employers a grace period before having to use the new Form I-9 that has yet to be issued. After January 21, 2017, all previous versions of the Form I-9 will be invalid.
The new Form I-9 was recommended on August 25, 2016 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which approved the revisions to the form and cleared it for publication. The new Form I-9 must be issued by USCIS by November 22, 2016. The newly revised I-9 will include some “smart I-9 features” and several new “structural” changes and instructions, which will be important for all employers to know and learn. According to the OMB Notice of Action, the new Form I-9 will have an expiration date of August 31, 2019.
As soon as the new Form I-9 is published by USCIS, Foster will provide additional information in future Immigration Updates© and on our firm’s website at www.fosterglobal.com.