New Rules for I-9 Form for 2009

New rules published regarding changes to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

A new interim rule for the Form I-9 has been released from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  The amended regulations modify the types of acceptable documents that employees may present to their employers for completion of the Form I-9.

Under the new rule, employees will no longer be able to present expired documents to verify employment authorization on the Form I-9. Under previous rules, a U.S. passport and all List B documents were acceptable for the Form I–9 even if they are expired.

The rule also adds a few additional documents to List A of the Form I-9, and makes other, technical changes to update the list of acceptable documents.  The revised Form I-9 includes additional changes, such as revisions to the employee attestation section, and the addition of the new U.S. Passport Card to List A.

The revised Form I-9 will need to be used beginning February 2, 2009.