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USCIS to Release New Form I-9 and Form I-9 Instructions

Employers Must Use New Version by September 18, 2017

Changes to Form I-9
The following revisions will be reflected in the List of Acceptable Documents section of the new Form I-9:

  • The Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) will be added 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 Section 2 and Section 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.
  • All the certifications of report of birth issued by the U.S. Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350 and Form FS-240) will be combined into selection C#2 in List C.
  • All List C documents will be renumbered except the Social Security card. For example, the employment authorization document issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on List C will change from List C #8 to List C #7.

Changes to Form I-9 Instructions
The following revisions will be reflected in the new Form I-9 instructions:

  • The Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) will be added 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 Section 2 and Section 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.
  • All the certifications of report of birth issued by the U.S. Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350 and Form FS-240) will be combined into selection C#2 in List C.
  • All List C documents will be renumbered except the Social Security card. For example, the employment authorization document issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on List C will change from List C #8 to List C #7.

Once released, the new Form I-9 and instructions can be downloaded here.


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