Law & Order

Employers Need to Use New I-9 Citizenship/Immigration Form in 2017

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated Form I-9, which is used to verify the identity and employment authorization for individuals hired to work in the United States. Employers may continue using the current version of the form (dated March 8, 2013) until January 21, 2017. The form will be invalid after that date. The new form will have an expiration date of August 31, 2019. 

The Form I-9 changes are intended to clarify and streamline the certification process. Although employers will be able to fill out Form I-9 using Adobe Reader, the form must still be printed and signed with handwritten signatures and physically stored. 

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