The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have released a revised I-9 Form that employers must use beginning Jan. 22, 2017, to verify all new hires' employment eligibility, including U.S. citizens and non-citizens. Employers who fail to use the new form on or after Jan. 22 may be subject to penalties.

The revised I-9 Form (edition date Nov. 14, 2016, noted at the bottom of the form) contains several changes, including a new section for additional information and space for multiple preparers and translators. In addition, Section 1 of the form replaces “other names used” with “other last names used” and alters the certification process for some non-citizens. 

Employers should not complete a new I-9 Form for current employees if a properly completed I-9 Form is already on file.

View the revised form and accompanying instructions here