Revisions to Form I-9 Proposed
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced proposed revisions to the Form I-9. Employers must use the Form I-9 to verify the eligibility of employees to legally work in the United States.
The USCIS also made the draft of the revised Form I-9 available to interested parties and invited public comment.
The USCIS said key revisions to the form include:
- Expanded Form I-9 instructions and a revised layout.
- New, optional data fields to collect the employee’s email address and telephone number.
- New data fields to collect the foreign passport number and country of issuance. (Only aliens authorized to work in the U.S. who have also recorded their I-94 admission number on Form I-9 will need to provide the foreign passport number and country of issuance.)
Until the USCIS approves and posts a new version of the form, continue using the current Form I-9.
Comments will be accepted until May 29, 2012. For information on submitting comments, visit the Federal Register notice published by the USCIS.
Author: Gail Cecchettini Whaley
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