New Form I-9 Effective May 7, 2013


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the revised Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification "(Rev. 03/08/13) N" will be available on USCIS's website ( on March 8, 2013.  At the time of this advisory, the new Form I-9 is not yet posted. USCIS requires employers to use the new Form I-9 on May 7, 2013, but it may be used as soon as available.  USCIS will accept prior versions of Form I-9, "(Rev. 08/07/09) Y" and "(Rev. 02/02/09) N",  until May 7, 2013. 

Employers must use Form I-9 to verify new hire identity and employment authorization eligibility. Employers are not required to complete new Form I-9s for existing employees with earlier versions of Form I-9 completed.  The new Form I-9 should be used for reverification, rehire or name change purposes for existing employees.

The new Form I-9 contains several revisions designed to minimize errors in form completion, adds data fields including the employee's foreign passport information (if applicable) and optional telephone and email addresses, improves the form's instructions, revises the layout of the form, and expands the form from one to two pages. 

Please contact us if you have any questions about the new Form I-9.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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