Jan 08, 2008

USCIS Issues New I-9 Form

On November 7, 2007, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the release of a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. An official notice about the new form was published in the Federal Register on November 26, 2007.  The revised form contains changes to the list of acceptable documents for employment eligibility verification. As of December 26, 2007, use of the new form is mandatory, and employers who fail to use the new form beginning on this date may be subject to fines and other penalties. The new Form I-9 can be identified by the revision date which is printed on the lower right corner of the form and says “(Rev. 06/05/07)N”.  The new form can be downloaded from the USCIS Web site at A revised set of instructions, the M-274 “Handbook for Employers, Instructions for Completing the Form I-9,” can be downloaded at For more information about I-9 Workplace Compliance, please contact the head of our Business Immigration Practice, Anton F. Mertens at (404) 815-3733 or at

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