The new version of Form I‑9, Employment Eligibility Verification is now available for use. This version contains changes to the form and instructions, including shortening the Form I‑9 to one page and reducing the instructions to eight pages.
Form Version Eligibility
- Employers may begin using the new Form I‑9 from August 1, 2023.
- The Form I‑9 dated “10/19/2019” may continue to be used through October 31, 2023. The version date can be found at the lower left corner of the form.
- Beginning November 1, 2023, only the new Form I‑9 dated “08/01/23” may be used.
- A revised Spanish Form I‑9 dated “08/01/23” is available for use in Puerto Rico only.
A summary of changes to the Form I‑9 and instructions is available online.
Also beginning August 1, employers may remotely examine employees’ Form I‑9 documents provided they are enrolled in E-Verify. The alternative procedure is detailed in a notice in the Federal Register published on July 25, 2023.
Erickson Insights & Analysis
Erickson Immigration Group previously reported on the changing Form I-9 and alternative verification procedures, as well as the ending COVID-19 flexibilities. We will continue to share updates as more news is available. If you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or case-specific questions, please contact your employer or EIG attorney.
Erickson Immigration Group attorneys Lauren Clarke and Kainoa Bostock discussed the procedural changes news from the Department of Homeland Security with government affairs strategist Maunica Sthanki during a LinkedIn Live on Wednesday, July 26.