USCIS: Expired Form I-9 Still in Effect

USCIS: Expired Form I-9 Still in Effect

  • On April 15, 2016

You may have noticed that the Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) you are using expired as of March 31, 2016. The USCIS is currently considering more proposed changes to this form, but is not quite ready to roll out the new document.

According to a post on their website, the USCIS has extended the effective date for the current Form I-9s until they are ready to release the new forms, probably later this spring. USCIS will provide updated information about the new version of Form I-9 as it becomes available.

It’s not too late to comment on their proposed changes if you’d like. The public may provide comments until April 27, 2016. Many of the proposed changes to Form I-9 were designed to reduce technical errors and help users complete the form on their computer. To view the proposed form and instructions and submit a comment, go tohttps://www.regulations.gov/ and enter 1615-0047 in the search box.

For now, employers must continue to complete Form I-9 for all newly hired employees to verify their identity and authorization to work in the U.S.

 

By Maria Peterson, HR Manager, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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