U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is accepting comments on its proposed revised Form I-9 through May 31.

Key Points:

  • The agency proposed the revised version of the form in March, aiming to streamline the process for verifying employment eligibility.
  • The proposed changes to the form include:
    • Condensing Sections 1 and 2 on a one-page “Main Form.”
    • Designating Section 3 the “Reverification and Rehire Supplement to the Form I-9.”
    • Adding information about the M-274 handbook and acceptable receipts to the “Lists of Acceptable Documents.”
    • Shortening the form instructions from 15 pages to seven.
  • Members of the public can submit comments on the proposed revised form between now and May 31 on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. The e-Docket ID number USCIS-2006-0068. More information is available here.

Additional Information: The current form is scheduled to expire on Oct. 31. USCIS will announce the date on which employers are required to begin using the revised version of the form. BAL will continue following the proposal and will provide updates as information becomes available.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@www.bal.com.

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