USCIS Form I-9 expires 3/31/16
We’ve been monitoring the issuance of the new Form I-9 as the expiration date of the current Form I-9 approaches on 3/31/16.
We have been advised that the Department of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) is waiting on the Office of Management and Budget to approve the new version of the Form I-9. Representatives at the USCIS have indicated that they’re hopeful that the new Form I-9 will be issued before March 31, 2016; however, it is possible that the new Form I-9 will be issued after that date.
In the interim, employers should continue using the current version of the Form I-9 (which expires on March 31, 2016) until the new Form I-9 is issued. Once the new Form I-9 is issued, you must use that version for all new hires. We would recommend checking the I-9 Central webpage on the USCIS webpage periodically (https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central), as the USCIS will make the announcement that the new Form I-9 has been issued on that webpage. Of course, we will advise you as soon as we hear that the new form has been published.
If you have any questions about this or we can assist with any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Rosemary M. Marin
Chair, Labor & Employment
THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AS A COURTESY – NOT AS LEGAL ADVICE. Please know that we are raising the above issues as a courtesy and for informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for legal advice concerning a particular situation that may be affecting your business.
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