As of January 31, 2020, employers should begin using a new version of the Form I-9 (version 10/21/2019, expires 10/31/2022). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says the old form will become obsolete on April 30, 2020. Employers may use the old form until that date.

Changes to the Form I-9 include:

  • Addition of Eswatini and North Macedonia to the Country of Issuance field in Section 1 and the foreign passport issuing authority field in Section 2 per those countries’ recent name changes. These changes are only visible when completing the fillable Form I-9 on a computer.
  • Clarification of who can act as an authorized representative on behalf of an employer
  • Updating of USCIS website addresses
  • Clarification of acceptable documents
  • Updating the process for requesting the paper Form I-9
  • Updating the DHS Privacy Notice

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