Immigration update for U.S.

U.S. makes new edition of Employment Eligibility Form mandatory  

U.S. employers are now required to use the new edition of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) revised Form I-9 on July 17, 2017. Employers must now use the revised edition and may no longer use the old November 14, 2016 edition.U.S. makes new edition of Employment Eligibility Form mandatory

The changes to the Form include:

  • The Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) has been added to List C. All the Certifications of Report of Birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350, and Form FS-240) have been combined under item 2 of List C.
  • All List C documents except the Social Security Card have been renumbered. 

These changes have been included in the revised Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274).

Key Considerations

  • Employers must ensure the July edition of Form I-9 is used going forward.
  • The State Department Form (FS-240) is an acceptable List C document when establishing employment eligibility.

This update was prepared using a news alert issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Roberta Carnaccini, Global Operations Director, Immigration.