The revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, became effective April 3, 2009. Employers may no longer use previous versions of the form.
The form has been revised to reflect changes in the types of documents that are acceptable for employment authorization verification. Acceptable documents are categorized as follows: List A documents confirm identity and employment authorization; List B documents may be used to confirm identity only; and List C documents may be used only to confirm employment authorization. Expired documents are no longer acceptable for purposes of identification or employment authorization.
Under List A, the following additional documents are now accepted:
- Machine-readable immigrant visa in a valid foreign passport that contains a preprinted temporary I-551 notation (serving as temporary documentation of LPR status while the actual Form I-551, permanent resident card, is being processed); and
- A passport from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) or the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) with a valid Form I-94 or Form I-94A indicating nonimmigrant admission under the Compact of Free Association Between the United States and the FSM or RMI.
Under List A, the following documents are no longer accepted:
- Form I-688, Temporary Resident Card;
- Form I-688A, Employment Authorization Card; and
- Form I-688B, Employment Authorization Card.