New I-9 Form Update
The newest version of the I-9 Form will be made available by Nov. 22, 2016 according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
* Drop-down lists and calendars.
* Embedded instructions for completing each field.
* Buttons that will allow users to access the instructions electronically, print the form and clear the form to start over.
* Additional spaces to enter multiple preparers and translators. If the employee does not use a preparer or translator to assist in completing section 1, he or she must indicate so on a new check box labeled, "I did not use a preparer or translator."
* The requirement that workers provide only other last names used in Section 1, rather than all other names used. This is to avoid possible discrimination issues and to protect the privacy of transgender and other individuals who have changed their first names.
* The removal of the requirement that immigrants authorized to work provide both their Form I-94 number and foreign passport information in Section 1.
* A new "Citizenship/Immigration Status" field at the top of section 2.
* A dedicated area to enter additional information that employers are currently required to notate in the margins of the form, such as Temporary Protected Status and Optional Practical Training extensions.
* A quick-response matrix barcode, or QR code, that generates once the form is printed that can be used to streamline enforcement audits.
* Separate instructions from the form. However, employers are still required to present the instructions to the employee completing the form.
If you have additional questions, please contact Lauren Brenner at Lbrenner@telamonins.com