Form I-9 Updates

Posted by Inderraj SinghJul 09, 2021

Every employer in America is required to have a signed form I-9 on file along with a copy of the document being presented to establish the identity of the employee and his or her authorization to work in the United States.  This week, DHS announced the following changes to Form I-9:

1. When employees present a receipt showing that they applied to replace a List A, B, or C document that was lost stolen or damaged, they should show their employer the replacement document for which the receipt was given. However, this is not always possible due to document delays, changes in status, or other factors. 

2. If the employee does not present the original document for which the previously provided receipt was issued but presents, within the 90-day period, another acceptable document (or documents) to demonstrate his or her identity and/or employment authorization, employers may now accept such documentation.

3. In cases where an employee presents a document (or documents) other than the actual replacement document, the employer should complete a new Section 2 and attach it to the original Form I-9. In addition, the employer should provide a note of explanation either in the Additional Information box included on page 2 of the Form I-9 or as a separate attachment.

For your convenience, we have attached a list of documents that are acceptable and you can download your free copy by clicking on the link below:

Acceptable Documents for Form I-9

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