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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]

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

    January 31, 2020
  4. Biden Administration Action: Modified

    August 1, 2023

    2023.08.01 USCIS Publishes Revised Form I-9

    This Biden administration policy modifies the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On August 1, 2023, USCIS published a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. USCIS made significant changes to the form and its instructions, including a checkbox allowing employers to indicate they examined Form I-9 documentation remotely under a DHS-authorized alternative procedure rather than via physical examination. The prior version of Form I-9 (Rev. 10/21/19) continues to be effective through 10/31/23.

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Current Status

Partially in effect

Most Recent Action

August 1, 2023 Action: Modified 2023.08.01 USCIS Publishes Revised Form I-9
August 1, 2023
Acted on by Biden Administration

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