USCIS Seeks Public Comment on Revisions to I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form – The comment period ends on May 29, 2012.

USCIS invites public comment until May 29, 2012, on a revised employment eligibility verification form (I-9). Employers must complete the I-9 for all newly hired employees to verify their identity and authorization to work in the United States.  

Key revisions to the form include:  

  • Expanded instructions and a revised layout.
  • New, optional data fields to collect the employee's e-mail address and telephone number.
  • New data fields to collect the foreign passport number and country of issuance. Only those authorized to work in the U.S. who have also recorded their I-94 admission number on the I-9 will need to provide the foreign passport number and country of issuance.

Until a new version is approved and posted, employers must continue to use the current version of the I-9 form, available here.  

The USCIS notice, which includes a link to the revised draft form, is available here.  

The Federal Register notice is available here.