The new I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) is available here. The new form, which took effect April 3, 2009, reflects the DHS’s amended regulations governing the types of acceptable documents and receipts that employees may present to their employers for employment authorization verification.

An updated version of the I-9 Handbook for Employers also has been released. The new handbook includes instructions on completing the form and is available here. Note that by operation of USCIS regulations, the instructions to a form become part of the regulation and are therefore binding. This is a good reason for employers to study the instructions carefully.