Public Comment Period for Form I-9 Extension Open Until May 31, 2022
DHS published Federal Register notice 87 FR 18377 on March 30 to invite public comments on its proposed extension and revisions to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, before it expires on Oct. 31.
- DHS is proposing Form I-9 be extended and revised as follows:
- Compress Sections 1 and 2 from two pages to one page to reduce paper use and storage burden on employers.
- Change Section 3 to a Reverification and Rehire Supplement that provides three separate areas to enter reverifications and rehires within 3 years of the date of the initial execution of an employee's Form I-9. Employers would only print and use the supplement as needed, further reducing paper use and storage burdens on employers.
- Update the List of Acceptable Documents to include a link to List C documents issued by DHS and the acceptable receipts listed in 8CFR 274a.2(b)(1)(vi)(A-C).
- Reduce and simplify the instructions from 15 pages to 7 pages, further reducing paper usage.
- Remove electronic PDF enhancements to ensure that it can be completed on all electronic devices and is not software dependent.
The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires a 60-day and a 30-day comment period for this Form I-9 extension. This 60-day comment period will be open until May 31. To review the proposed revisions to the form and instructions and to submit your comment, go to Federal Register notice 87 FR 18377.