On March 8, 2013, USCIS issued a major revision of its Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form, pursuant to a Federal Register announcement.
The newly revised Form I-9 adds data fields, including the employee’s foreign passport information, telephone and email address; improves and expands the form’s instructions (now six pages); and revises the form layout to two pages, one for the employee and one for the employer.
Employers should begin using the new Form I-9 immediately, but are required to use it beginning May 7, 2013. On that date, all prior versions of Form I-9 – (Rev. 08/07/09) Y and (Rev. 02/02/09) N – will become invalid.