New I-9 Form use requirement effective
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published [85 FR 5683] a notice announcing a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers must use Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of their employees. USCIS made minor changes to the form and its instructions.
Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, with a version date of “(Rev. 10/21/2019)” is available for use beginning January 31, 2020. The prior version of Form I-9 (Rev. 07/17/2017 N) will be obsolete effective April 30, 2020. Employers do not need to complete the new Form I-9 (Rev. 10/21/2019) for current employees who already have a properly completed Form I-9 on file, unless reverification applies.
As of this morning (7:50 a.m., ET, 1/31/2020), USCIS had not yet posted the new version of the Form I-9 on its I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification page.