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USCIS announces new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

  1. Original Date Announced

    January 31, 2020

    USCIS announces a new version of Form I-9 (10/21/2019 edition) that employers should begin using as of January 31, 2020. The prior version of Form I-9 (Rev. 07/17/2017 N) will be obsolete effective April 30, 2020. In the new form, USCIS added Eswatini and North Macedonia to the Country of Issuance field in Section 1 and the foreign passport issuing authority field in Section 2 per those countries’ recent name changes. USCIS also updated the form instructions to clarify who can act as an authorized representative on behalf of an employer and provided acceptable document clarifications, among other things. [ID #959]

    USCIS announces new Form I-9 10/21/19 version of the Form I-9.
  2. Effective Date

    January 31, 2020

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Forms and Information Collection
Subject Matter: Employment Verification
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Associated or Derivative Policies

Pre Trump-Era Policies


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