The implementation of the regulation requiring employers to use a new Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) is scheduled to go into effect on April 3. The new form was originally scheduled to be required on February 2, but U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) delayed implementation until April 3. The old (current) form should be used through April 2. Both the old/current form and the new form can be found on the agency’s website. In addition, USCIS has released a new Handbook for Employers that has been modified to reflect changes made to the new Form I-9. For an overview of the changes to the I-9 process contained in the original regulation, see the January 2009 issue of the Immigration eAuthority.

Note: This article was published in the March 2009 issue of the Immigration eAuthority.


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