New Form I-9 Effective September 18, 2017

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers must use the version with the 7/17/2017 revision date.

For exact changes made between the two documents, see below:

  • The name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices is now titled Immigrant and Employee Rights Section
  • Removal of “the end of” from the phrase “the first day of employment.”
  • List C documents section has been revised:
    • Added the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) to List C.
    • Certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350, and Form FS-240) have been combined into selection C #2 in List C.
    • All List C documents except the Social Security card were renumbered. For example, the employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security on List C was changed from List C #8 to List C #7.
  • For the full List of Acceptable Documents visit


Please note that employers can be subject to fines and/or penalties when audited.

The new Form I-9 can be accessed from USCIS’ website at

USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17. Instructions for how to download Form I-9 are available on the Form I-9 page. Employers can use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through Sept. 17. On Sept. 18, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N. Employers must continue following existing storage and retention rules for any previously completed Form I-9.




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