SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 11, March 19, 2009

I-9 Employment Verification Form Revised

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has revised the list of documents acceptable for the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification: www.uscis.gov/i-9. Employers will be required to use the revised form for all new hires as of April 3, 2009. The previous edition dated 06/05/2007 in the lower left-hand corner will no longer be valid. 

All employers are required to verify the identity and employment authorization of each person they hire. There were three major changes to the revised Form I-9. First, all documents presented during the verification process must be unexpired.

Second, a Temporary Resident Card and outdated Employment Authorization Cards (Forms I-688, I-688A and I-688B) are no longer acceptable documentation. Third, foreign passports containing certain machine-readable immigrant visas have been added to List A.

For further information, contact Stuart Gosswein at stuartg@sema.org.

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