It’s April 1st — Where’s the new I-9 Form?
The current Form I-9 expired on March 31, 2016. There’s only one problem — the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not yet released the revised I-9 form. This has left employers nationwide asking, “Now what?”
While the new form is not available, USCIS has taken a significant step towards releasing the new form. On March 28, 2016, USCIS published its proposed changes to the Form I-9 for public comment. You can directly view the proposed Form I-9, the proposed Instructions for Form I-9, and the proposed Form I-9 Supplement, Section 1 Preparer and/or Translator Certification here.
The public comment period lasts until April 27, 2016. Assuming no changes are made, the earliest the new Form I-9 could be released is late April 2016.