USCIS Revises Employment Eligibility Form (I-9)

Posted On: December 15, 2008

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) submitted to the Federal Register an interim final rule that will streamline the Employment Eligibility Verification process.

The interim final rule narrows the list of acceptable identity documents and further specifies that expired documents are not considered acceptable forms of identification. Specifically, the interim final rule eliminates Forms I-688, I-688A, and I-688B from List A because the USCIS no longer issues these cards and all that were in circulation have expired. Additionally, the rule adds to List A foreign passports containing specially- marked machine-readable visas, and the new U.S. passport. The rule also makes other technical changes to update the list of acceptable documents. The revised Form I-9 includes additional changes, such as revisions to the employee attestation section, etc.
After publication in the Federal Register, the public will have 45 days to comment on the final rule.

Read the Interim final rule

For Questions and Answers regarding the revised Form I-9, please click here.