On January 31, 2020 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published the Form I-9 Federal Register notice announcing a new version of Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification. The notice provides employers additional time to make necessary updates and adjust their business processes, but employers should switch to the new Form I-9 as soon as possible.   Employers must switch to the new form (Rev. 10/21/2019) by April 30, 2020. This new version contains minor changes to the form and its instructions. Form:

  • Revised the Country of Issuance field in Section 1 and the Issuing Authority field (when selecting a foreign passport) in Section 2 to add Eswatini and Macedonia, North per those countries’ recent name changes. (Note: This change is only visible when completing the fillable Form I-9 on a computer.)

Instructions:

  • Clarified who can act as an authorized representative on behalf of an employer
  • Updated USCIS website addresses
  • Provided clarifications on acceptable documents for Form I-9
  • Clarified the computer version of the form fills in N/A in List B & C if you enter a List A document and it will enter N/A in List A if you enter a List C document but asks, if you are filling out the form by hand, you should not enter N/A in the columns not required. For example, if you enter document information in the List A column, you should not enter document information or N/A in the List B or List C columns and if you enter document information in List C column you should not enter N/A in the List A column.
  • Updated the process for requesting paper Forms I-9
  • Updated the DHS Privacy Notice

Form I-9 (PDF, 683 KB)

Form I-9 Paper Version (This version is unfillable and must be printed for completion on paper only.) (PDF, 73 KB)

Form I-9 Supplement, Section 1 Preparer and/or Translator Certification (PDF, 854 KB)

Instructions for Form I-9 (PDF, 565 KB)

Form I-9 in Spanish (May be filled out by employers and employees in Puerto Rico ONLY) (PDF, 416 KB)

Form I-9 Supplement in Spanish (PDF, 246 KB)

Instructions for Form I-9 in Spanish (PDF, 295 KB)