USCIS Announces new Form I-9

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UCIS Announced on 03/07/2013 the release of the new form I-9 with an effective date of 03/08/2013.

Changes to Form I-9

 The newly revised Form I-9 makes several improvements designed to minimize errors in form completion. The key revisions to Form I-9 include:

  •  Adding data fields, including the employee’s foreign passport information (if applicable)
  • and telephone and e-mail addresses.
  • Improving the form’s instructions.
  • Revising the layout of the form, expanding the form from one to two pages (not including the form instructions and the List of Acceptable Documents).

Effective Dates:

Employers must use the new Form I-9 immediately effective date of 03/08/2013; however, USCIS recognizes that some employers may need additional time in order to make necessary updates to their business processes to allow for use of the new Form I-9. USCIS recognizes that modifications to electronic systems may be particularly necessary for employers utilizing electronic Forms I-9.

For these reasons, USCIS is providing employers 60-days to make necessary changes to their business process and systems. Employers who use an electronic Form I-9 have 60 days to make their software compatible with the new Form I-9 (May 7, 2013). There will be no exceptions to this rule.

IMPORTANT: After 05/07/ 13 employers who fail to use Form I-9 (Rev.03/08/13 N) will be subject to applicable penalties under the law.

EMP Trust Form I-9 updates:

Clients using the EMP Trust Electronic i-9 Forms will see this changes come into effect on April 1th, 2013. We were aware of the changes and our IT, project management and Legal compliance teams made very early efforts to make the changes available and ready when announced.

There are no changes to the EMP Trust E-Verify system that will affect clients since DHS E-verify Version 24 already addresses the changes required.


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