Reminder that Employers Must Use New I-9 Form Starting this Friday, April 3, 2009
April 1, 2009
As we have previously related, employers must use the Department of Homeland Security's new form for Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) starting on Friday, April 3, 2009 for new hires or re-verification of old I-9s. Click here to view the new Form I-9 in PDF format.
The types of acceptable identity and employment authorization documents that employees may present to their employers for completion of the new I–9 differ slightly: naturalization certificates are no longer considered an acceptable I-9 document. The rule also adds to "List A" foreign passports containing specially marked machine-readable visas and documentation for certain citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI).
New Employer Instructional Handbook for Form I-9 Now Available
The government has published a new I-9 employer handbook (M-274), containing instructions for the use of the new Form I-9, available at: http://www.uscis.gov/files/nativedocuments/m-274_3apr09.pdf.
We hope that this information is helpful. Please contact us with questions.