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USCIS Seeks Public Comment on Revisions to I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites public comment until May 29, 2012, on a revised employment eligibility verification form (I-9). Employers must complete the I-9 for all newly hired employees to verify their identity and authorization to work in the United States. The comment period ends on May 29, 2012.

Key revisions to the form include:

  • Expanded instructions and a revised layout.
  • New, optional data fields to collect the employee’s e-mail address and telephone number.
  • New data fields to collect the foreign passport number and country of issuance. Only those authorized to work in the U.S. who have also recorded their I-94 admission number on the I-9 will need to provide the foreign passport number and country of issuance.

See Also:

  • Until a new version is approved and posted, employers must continue to use the current version of the I-9 form, available here.
  • The USCIS notice, which includes a link to the revised draft form, is available here.
  • The Federal Register notice is available here (PDF).
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