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USCIS Confirms Continued Validity of Current Form I-9
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In a press release issued earlier today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) confirmed that employers should continue to use the February 2, 2009 edition of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, beyond its stated expiration date of June 30.

A new edition of the form I-9 is currently under review at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and is anticipated to be released in near future. The new edition is not expected to contain any substantive changes from the current version of the form. According to today’s press release, once the new edition of the form I-9 is released, employers will be able to use either the new version or the current edition of the form.

The current edition of Form I-9 has been in effect since April 3 of this year. It was released in conjunction with a regulation that changed the list of documents employers may accept as proof of an individual’s identity and employment eligibility; the current form also differentiates U.S. citizens from non-citizen nationals of the United States.



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