According to an advance copy of a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) notice set to be published in the Federal Register on March 8, 2013, USCIS is announcing the newly revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form, Form I-9. Employers will be required to use the newly revised Form I-9 to verify the identity and work authorization eligibility of their new hires as of May 7, 2013. 

Exact changes to the Form I-9 will not be known until the release on March 8. However, the revisions are expected to include:

  • Changes to Section 1
  • Expanded instructions
  • Revised layout

As of March 8, 2013, employers should begin using the newly revised Form I-9 with a revision date of (Rev. 03/08/13) N. This version will be the only acceptable version of the Form I-9 as of May 7, 2013. Prior versions of the Form I-9 — (Rev. 08/07/09) Y and (Rev. 02/02/2009) N — will not be acceptable versions of the Form I-9 as of May 7, 2013.