On March 8, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") released a new Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. Employers must use the new 03/08/13 version of Form I-9 when hiring workers to verify their identity and employment authorization.

Employers may continue to use previously valid Forms I-9 for 60 days until May 7, 2013. After May 7, 2013, employers must only use the new Form I-9.

The following are some of the changes to the Form I-9:

  • Extended to two pages;
  • Expanded details in instructions;
  • Added fields for e-mail address, phone number and foreign passport in Section 1.