Until then, you may continue to use the Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N. You should also continue to follow existing storage and retention rules for all previously completed Form I-9s.
Here is what HR professionals need to know about the form revisions:
- The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) has changed to its new name: Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).
- The I-9 instructions were edited to remove “the end of” from the phrase “the first day of employment.” They now read: “Employers or their authorized representative must complete and sign Section 2 within 3 business days of the employee’s first day of employment.”
- The Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) is now an acceptable List C document. If you are completing Form I-9 on a computer or using E-Verify, you will now see this option available.
- All certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350, and Form FS-240) are now combined into selection C #2 in List C.
- All List C documents have been renumbered – except for the Social Security card, which remains number one.
- The Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274) was revised to make it easier for users to navigate.
You can find instructions for downloading Form I-9 here.