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Key Updates to the New Form I 9 What You Need to Know USCIS News August 2023 Updates

Key Updates to the New Form I-9: What Employers Need to Know

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced an amended version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The latest new form, which employers need to adopt by 1 November, 2023, brings several major changes.


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Back to One-Page Design


The new Form I-9 has gone back to a one-page format, signifying the design used from 1986 to 2013. On the other hand, it now comprises two supplements, A and B, making it a “one-page plus” form.

E-Verify and Remote Examination


For employers utilizing E-Verify, the reviewed form presents a checkbox to specify remote examination of identity and employment authorization credentials. This modification aligns with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) alternative process for remote document inspection.


Reverification and Rehire Modifications


Formerly known as Section 3, the section on reverification and rehiring has been shifted to a distinct page, labeled Supplement B. This modification plans to abridge record-keeping during the rehiring process.


Terminology Updates


The term “Alien” has been substituted with “Noncitizen” in Section 1, Status 4, exposing a more inclusive language tactic by the USCIS.


Mobile-Friendly and Streamlined Instructions


Please keep in mind that the revised Form I-9 is now mobile-friendly, indicating easier completion on smartphones and tablets. Furthermore, the instructions have been compressed from 15 pages to 8, making them even more user-friendly.


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