The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved a new I-9 Form but the new form won’t be released to the public until late November. The current I-9 shows a revision date of 2013 and expiration date of March 2016. That is still the current form. The USCIS has said the old form will be valid until January 21, 2017. What that means is if the form you’ve used for the past couple years will be good for this whole gin season.
There are significant changes expected for the new I-9 most of them surrounding the ability and preferred way to fill them out online via a fillable PDF. There will also be a machine readable QR or Bar code on the form and many have no idea what will contain. We will be monitoring this closely and give everyone a much better idea what to expect and what is contained in the new form as we get closer to the release date of the new I-9. Click on the graphic at the top of this article to get to I-9 Central for the USCIS.
For some VERY practical tips on the I-9 process, see this article I-9 Checkup: Nine Best Practices for I-9 Compliance from Ogletree and Deakins lawfirm.