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DHS/USCIS Announces Revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9); Employers May Use Form Beginning March 9; Previous Versions Expire May 7
Mar 11, 2013
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the newly revised Employment Eligibility Verification form, Form I-9. Employers are required to use the Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization eligibility of their employees.

The revisions to Form I-9 contain formatting changes and the inclusion of additional data fields.

The key dates for use and discontinuation of use:

  • Employment Eligibility Verification form (Form I-9) with a revision date of "(Rev. 03/08/13) N" is available for use beginning March 8, 2013.

  • Prior versions of Form I-9 (Rev. 08/07/09) Y and (Rev. 02/02/09) N can no longer be used by the public effective May 7, 2013.

The March 8, 2013 FEDERAL REGISTER provides full background, summarizes the changes to the I-9, and the use of the revised form.

Employers may access the new Form I-9 (Rev. 03/08/13)N online by visiting the USCIS Web site at www.uscis.gov. To order USCIS forms, employers can call our toll-free number at 1-800-870-3676. The public can obtain USCIS forms and information on immigration laws, regulations and procedures by calling our National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 or by visiting USCIS's I-9 Central Web page at www.uscis.gov/I-9Central.

A Spanish-language version of the new Form I-9 is available at www.uscis.gov for use in Puerto Rico only.