On September 16th, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the release of a print version of its “Handbook for Employers: Instructions for Completing Form I-9.” USCIS stated that it would publish a limited number of magazine-style color copies of the Form I-9 instruction manual for free by request. In order to request a copy, you may either call the USCIS Forms Request Line toll-free at 1-800-870-3676 or click here and select “M-274 Handbook for employers.” The digital version remains available here.

The Handbook, whether utilized in print format or online, is a must have resource for those responsible for completing Forms I-9. However, it is important that you are working off the current version (June 2011) as it is periodically updated.