Which Form I-9 Should I Use?
Form I-9 in English
Several versions of the Form I-9 have been issued since the form was first introduced in 1987. Not all versions are valid for use. To determine whether you are using the correct version of Form I-9, look at the revision date printed on the bottom right corner of the form, and NOT the expiration date printed at the top of the form.
Currently, only forms showing the following revision dates are valid:
Rev. 03/08/13 N
Listed below are the dates the Form I-9 was revised. An “N” next to the revision date means that I-9 forms with earlier revision dates can no longer be used to verify employment eligibility. A “Y” next to the revision date means the form is valid until USCIS issues a new form with a revision date containing an “N.”
Rev. 03/08/13 N*
Rev. 08/07/09 Y
Rev. 02/02/09 N
Rev. 06/16/08 N**
Rev. 06/05/07 N
Rev. 03/26/07 N
Rev. 05/31/05 Y
Rev. 11/21/91 N
* Currently valid version.
** USCIS mistakenly posted a Form I-9 on its website whose revision and expiration dates were updated but to which no changes were made. This incorrect form was posted to the website June 16, 2008, and removed on June 26, 2008.
Form I-9 in Spanish
The Spanish version of Form I-9 can only be completed for official purposes by employers in Puerto Rico. Employers in Puerto Rico may fill out and keep either the Spanish version or the English version of the Form I-9 for their records. Employers in the rest of the United States may use the Spanish version as a translation guide for Spanish-speaking employees, but must fill out and keep the English version for their records.
The Spanish Form I-9 has the same revision dates as the English form. Follow the guidelines above to determine if you are using the correct form.
Form I-9 CNMI
From Nov. 28, 2009 until Nov. 27, 2011, employers hiring individuals for employment in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) used Form I-9 CNMI to verify the identity and employment authorization of each newly hired employee. On Nov. 28, 2011, CNMI employers began using the standard Form I-9.
Two versions of Form I-9 CNMI were acceptable for use during that time. They can be identified by their revision dates, noted on the bottom right-hand corner of the form:
Rev. 6/27/10 Y
Last Reviewed/Updated: 03/08/2013