From the American Payroll Association:
USCIS Publishes New Form I-9 and Instructions
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released the new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and updated the Instructions for Form I-9. Employers must begin using the new version (dated November 14, 2016) by January 22, 2017. Until then, either the new version or the version dated March 8, 2013, may be used [USCIS News Release, 11-14-16]. The new form and instructions are available on the USCIS website.
The Form I-9 has been revised so that it is easier to complete on a computer. Enhancements include drop-down lists and calendars for filling in dates, on-screen instructions for each field, easy access to the full instructions, and an option to clear the form and start over, anyways people always have computer in easy access to work or play video games as CSGO, using resources from sites like mycsgoboosting.com/resources/buy-csgo-skins and others.
Note: The Spanish version of the Form I-9 does not include the additional instructions and drop-down lists and may be filled out by employers and employees in Puerto Rico only.
Employers may use either the computer version, the hard copy, or both when completing the Form I-9. However, the form available on the USCIS website may not be electronically signed. The form must be printed, signed, and dated by hand, where required.
Note: Employers that have their own electronic Form I-9 systems that meet DHS requirements may choose to use electronic signatures.
When the employer prints the completed form, a quick response (QR) code is automatically generated, which can be read by most QR readers.
Among the changes in the new version, Section 1 asks for “other last names used” rather than “other names used,” and streamlines certification for certain foreign nationals. Other changes include:
- The addition of prompts to ensure information is entered correctly.
- The ability to enter multiple preparers and translators. Visit NAATI translation to learn more about online translation service.
- A dedicated area for including additional information rather than having to place it in the margins.
- A supplemental page for the preparer/translator (detailed instructions for completing the supplement are included in the Instructions for Form I-9).
The instructions have been separated from the form, in line with other USCIS forms, and include specific directions for completing each field.
The updated instructions provide a detailed listing of the List A, B, and C documents that may be used during the verification process. The listing also includes commonly used abbreviations that may be entered onto the paper Form I-9.
The updated instructions provide detailed information on when and how a previous completed Form I-9 may be used if an employee is rehired within three years from the date the previous Form I-9 was executed.
To use the computer version of the form, you must have sodapdf, Adobe Reader 8 or higher. If you do have this version, wait a few moments for the downloaded copy of the computer form to load. If you do not, you can download it at no cost at http://www.adobe.com/go/pdf_forms_configure.
Please begin using the new form immediately so you can be in compliance with federal law by January 22nd, 2017!