As of Sept. 18, 2017, employers must use a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, with a revision date of 07/17/17 N.

Employers must continue following existing storage and retention rules for any previously completed Form I-9.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services made the following revisions to the Form I-9 instructions:

  • The name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices was changed to its new name, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.
  • "The end of" was removed from the phrase "the first day of employment."

The USCIS made these revisions related to the List of Acceptable Documents on Form I-9:

  • The Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) was added to List C. Employers completing Form I-9 on a computer will be able to select Form FS-240 from the drop-down menus available in List C of Sections 2 and 3. E-Verify users will also be able to select Form FS-240 when creating a case for an employee who has presented this document for Form I-9.
  • All the certifications of report of birth issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350, and Form FS-240) were combined into selection C #2 in List C.
  • All List C documents except the Social Security card were renumbered. For example, the employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security on List C changed from List C #8 to List C #7.

These changes are included in the revised Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274), which is also easier for users to navigate.