On November 14, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a new version of Form I-9, Employee Eligibility Verification. This new version is mandatory for employers beginning January 22, 2017. Employers may continue to use the previous version of Form I-9, dated 03/08/2013, or the new version through January 21, 2017.

In an accompanying statement, USCIS stated that the new version of Form I-9 reduces errors, improves the population of computer-generated data, and streamlines certification for foreign nationals. A new section for additional information eliminates the need for writing in the margins of the form.

Attorneys at the Mitzel Group are available to train employers in this new version of Form I-9.  Please contact us at or by phone at 415-742-4972 with any additional questions.