New Form I‑9; Notice Published Allowing E‑Verify Employers to Remotely Examine Form I‑9 Documents
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new version of Form I‑9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers must use Form I‑9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of their employees.
Now only one page long, the new edition is easier for employers and employees. Other improvements include clearer instructions and providing guidance on acceptable receipts and the auto-extension of some documents found on the Lists of Acceptable Documents.
Employers may begin using the new edition beginning Aug. 1, 2023, but may continue to use the 2019 version of the form through Oct. 31, 2023. Beginning Nov. 1, 2023, only the new Form I‑9 dated ”08/01/2023” may be used. The version date can be found at the lower left corner of the form.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published a notice in the Federal Register that modernizes employment eligibility verification by allowing E‑Verify employers to remotely examine Form I-9 documents starting Aug. 1, 2023, provided they follow certain steps.