HR Newsletter: New Form I-9 and Updates

HR Newsletter: New Form I-9 and Updates

New Form – On Aug. 1, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, published an updated version of Form I-9. USCIS has indicated that employers may begin using the new form immediately and that use of the expired form (dated “10/19/2019”) will be allowed through Oct. 31, 2023. Beginning Nov. 1, 2023, employers will need to use the newest version of the form or face potential penalties. The new version of the form can be accessed by clicking the following link: New Form I-9.

Form I-9 Summary of Changes – The new version contains changes to the form and instructions, including shortening the Form I‑9 to one page and reducing the instructions to eight pages. Click the following link to view: USCIS’s Summary of Form I-9 Changes.

Remote Inspection Pilot Program for Non-E-Verify Employers – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a proposed new Pilot Program for virtual Form I-9 document inspections that would apply to employers not currently enrolled in E-Verify. This proposed new rule is expected to remain open for comments until early October. View the DHS proposal by clicking the following link: Form I-9 Remote Inspection Pilot Program for Non-E-Verify Employers.

Remote Inspection for E-Verify Employers – Also beginning Aug. 1, employers may remotely examine employees’ Form I‑9 documents provided they are enrolled in E-Verify. The alternative procedure is detailed in a notice in the Federal Register published on July 25, 2023.

Contact us with any questions related to Form I-9 and related procedures.