USCIS announced the release of its revised Form I-9 to replace the form currently in use with an expiration date of 8/31/2019. The validity of this version of the Form I-9 was automatically extended until the newest update could be released.
Employers may begin using the new Form I-9 immediately upon its release, but must use this Form for all new hires and reverifications following 90 days from the release date.
Employees who have already completed the Form I-9 on the previous version of the Form I-9, including employees who have accepted their offer of employment, but have not yet begun working, do not need to complete a new Form I-9 using the newly released version.
The new version of the Form I-9 does not include any surprises. The revisions primarily add clarifying language with no substantive changes to the process or requirements of the form.
Employers can download the newest version of the Form I-9 at www.uscis.gov/I-9 .