Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9). All employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for each employee hired. The revision seeks to achieve full compliance with the document reduction requirements of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, which reduced the number of documents employers may accept from newly hired employees during the employment eligibility verification process. The revision removes five documents for proof of both identity and employment eligibility because they lack sufficient features to help deter counterfeiting, tampering, and fraud: Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-570); Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550 or N-570); Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-151); the unexpired Reentry Permit (Form I-327); and the unexpired Refugee Travel Document (Form I-571). The revised list now includes: a U.S. passport (unexpired or expired); a Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551); an unexpired foreign passport with a temporary I-551 stamp; an unexpired Employment Authorization Document that contains a photograph (Form I-766, I-688, I-688A, or I-688B); and an unexpired foreign passport with an unexpired Arrival-Departure Record (Form I-94) for nonimmigrant aliens authorized to work for a specific employer. Information, resources, and the new form are below.
USCIS revised press release
USCIS fact sheet
Handbook for Employers: Instructions for Completing the Form I-9
Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification Form