I-9 Forms, Are You In Compliance?

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will announce in a Federal Register notice Nov. 26, 2007 that employers must transition to the revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) not later than Dec. 26, 2007. All employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for each employee hired in the United States.

On Nov. 7, USCIS announced the availability of the revised version of Form I-9 (includes the revision date — (Rev. 06/05/07)N printed on the lower right corner of the form) which is now the only version valid for use. In that Nov. 7 announcement, USCIS explained that employers would have 30 days, beginning on the date the Federal Register notice is published, to transition to the revised form. Accordingly, effective Dec. 26, 2007, employers who fail to use the revised form will be subject to applicable penalties.

Both the revised form and the “Handbook for Employers, Instructions for Completing the Form I-9” are available online at http://www.uscis.gov. To order forms, call USCIS toll-free at (800) 870-3676. For forms and information on immigration laws, regulations, and procedures, call the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283.

Click here to get the updated form via PDF.

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