On November 14, 2016, the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) published a revised form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) that must be used by all employers by January 22, 2017. The form, dated “11/14/2016” must be used after January 22, 2017. The previous form, dated 03/08/2013 must be replaced by that date.

What’s new? Instead of asking for “other names used” it asks for “other last names used”. It is easier to complete electronically with drop-down lists and on-screen instructions and an option to clear the form and start over.  It also adds prompts to ensure information is properly entered, employers may enter multiple preparers and translators, it has an area to add additional information, and has a supplemental page for the preparer/translator.

The revised form and more information can be found at USCIS’ website here.