The Immigration Service announced Friday that the Employment Eligibility Verification form I-9 (Revision date 02/02/09) currently on the USCIS Web site will continue to be valid for use beyond June 30, 2009, its stated expiration date.
Per its press release USCIS has requested that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the continued use of the current version of Form I-9. While this request is pending, the Form I-9 (Rev. 02/02/09) will not expire.
USCIS will update Form I-9 when the extension is approved. Employers will be able to use either the Form I-9 with the new revision date or the Form I-9 with the 02/02/09 revision date at the bottom of the form.
The I-9 form is used to verify a person's authority to work in the United States. It is required for all new hires after November 6, 1986. A new Employer Handbook with revised guidance for employers was released with the new I-9 form earlier this year.
Please let us know if you have questions about the I-9 form or employment verification or would like to schedule a training session on this tricky little one-page form.