The new I-9 form was released yesterday, November 14. The new form can be used now, although the old form will remain valid through January 21, 2017. There are a few important notes about this form.
- The new I-9 is intended to be completed as a fillable PDF, it will still need to be printed, signed and retained for the proper period. This is not the same thing as an electronic version. If you use an electronic version be mindful of the integrity of the system as it must comply with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' criteria.
- Do not revert current employees to the new form. Use the new I-9 for new hires and when you are reverify temporary work authorization.
- The form must be retained while the employee works for you and for three years after thier hire date or one year after their termination date, which ever is later.
- Download the form from the USCIS website. right click on the link to the new form right click on the link to the new form—“Form I-9 (PDF, 535 KB)” – and select the “Save link as” option. Clicking to open it in a web browser (as you would with most links) will result in an error page.
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