The current Employment Eligibility Verification Form, commonly referred to as Form I-9, expired August 31, 2012. What should employers do?
All U.S. employers must complete and retain a Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens.
At the time of this article, the USCIS has not issued an updated or replacement form. In the past, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has allowed the use of the expired I-9 form. Thus, employers should continue to use the current Form I-9 which is available on HR.BLR.com and on the USCIS website.
On August 13, 2012, the USCIS issued the following notice informing employers to continue using the current Form I-9:
Until further notice, employers should continue using the Form I-9 currently available on the forms section of http://www.uscis.gov. This form should continue to be used even after the OMB control number expiration date of August 31, 2012 has passed.
HR.BLR.com will monitor for any updates on the USCIS website.
Related article. In a recent article, experts discuss E-Verify, a web-based system that verifies the employment eligibility of newly hired employees by comparing information from an employee’s I-9 form to the information in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records. To learn more about E-Verify, read I-9 forms: Should you E-Verify or not?