Department of Labor Requires Employers to Use Updated Form I-9

As of April 3, 2009, all U.S. employers are required to use a new revised Form I-9.The revised Form I-9 reflects changes made to the list of documents acceptable for Form I-9 in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security’s final rule.

Changes under the new rule:

  • Requires that all documents presented during the verification process be unexpired;
  • Eliminates List A identity and employment authorization documentation Forms I-688, I-688A, and I-688B (Temporary Resident Card and outdated Employment Authorization Cards);
  • Adds foreign passports containing certain machine-readable immigrant visas to List A;
  • Adds to List A as evidence of identity and employment authorization valid passports for citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), along with Form I-94 or Form I-94A indicating nonimmigrant admission under the Compact of Free Association Between the United States and the FSM or RMI

The biggest difference in the revised Form I-9 is that all documents presented during the verification process must be unexpired.


December 22, 2010 Update: Updated Link to the handbook.