USCIS Changes Form I-9, Again

In most instances, labor regulations, laws and forms change or update in January and July of any given year. However, the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated the I-9 form from the January 22, 2017 version. Employers must begin using the newest version of the I-9 no later than September 18, 2017.

Employer must have the I-9 completed even if they use E-Verify. Failure of an employer to ensure proper completion and retention of Form I-9 may subject the employer to civil monetary penalties, and, in some cases, criminal penalties. Employers can access the new form dated 7/17/17 at The form is available in printable or form fillable versions.

Employers take notice that a major change requires employers to complete the I-9 by the end of the employee’s first day of employment. Formerly, employers had 3 days to complete the I-9.

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