Beginning Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use the 11/14/2016 N version of Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, to verify the identity and work eligibility of every new employee hired after Nov. 6, 1986, or for the re-verification of expiring employment authorization of current employees (if applicable). This date is found on the lower left-hand corner of the form. Prior versions of the form will no longer be valid for use.
Employers who fail to use Form I-9 (11/14/2016 N) on or after Jan. 22, 2017 may be subject to all applicable penalties under section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324a, as enforced by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Employers should continue to follow existing storage and retention rules for each previously completed Form I-9. For more information visit I-9 Central. Read the USCIS News Alert: Employers Must Use Form I-9 Dated 11/14/2016.
The recent changes to the form were intended to help Human Resources and employers complete the form online and to decrease technical errors.