The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on July 17, 2017. Employers can use this revised version, or continue using the prior Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16N, through September 17, 2017. However, employers must begin using the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17N on September 18, 2017.
The following revisions have been made to the updated form:
- USCIS added the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) to List C. Employers completing Form I-9 on a computer will be able to select Form FS-240 from the drop-down menus available in List C of Sections 2 and 3. E-Verify users will also be able to select Form FS-240 when creating a case for an employee who has presented this document for Form I-9.
- USCIS combined all the certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350, and Form FS-240) into selection C #2 in List C.
- USCIS renumbered all List C documents except the Social Security card. For example, the employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security on List C changed from List C #8 to List C #7.
USCIS has included these changes in the revised Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274).