Latest Updates on the New Form I-9


Don’t forget to start using the new Form I-9 for all new employees and any Section 3 reverifications starting on January 22, 2017.

Here are the most important recent updates about the form:

  • USCIS has posted a new “paper” non-fillable version of the new revised I-9 on the USCIS website here for use by those who might not be able to use the “smart” I-9.
  • Employers using an electronic I-9 vendor should consult with their electronic I-9 service provider as soon as possible to ensure their solution will support the new version of Form I-9.
  • Section 1 of the Form I-9 must be completed by the employee regardless if the “smart”, “paper” or “electronic” version of Form I-9 is used.
  • USCIS is in process of updating the M-274, Handbook for Employers and has advised employers to refer to the new Form I-9 instructions for the most up-to-date information.