In Case You Were Wondering: No, the I-9 Form Isn’t Dead Yet

Lots of people are wondering what’s up with the I-9 form. Here’s the latest …

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) requires employers to complete a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for all newly hired employees to verify identity and authorization to work in the U.S.

Some vigilant employers have noticed that the I-9 plainly states that it “Expires 8/31/12? in the upper right-hand corner of the form. Typically, government forms that have expired are null and void.

Current I-9 form is still valid

But not the I-9. In case you missed it, the USCIS announced that the form is still valid until further notice.

In other I-9 news, USCIS has published a new draft I-9 and is accepting public comments until September 21, 2012. The new I-9 is intended to be more “customer-friendly.” Among other things, proposed updates include a new layout for the form, new rules for employees who use a Form I-94 and new fields for the employee’s email address and phone number.

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For everything you could ever possibly want to know about the I-9 process, here’s the official USCIS I-9 Central home page.

This was originally published on Manpower Group’s Employment Blawg.

Mark Toth has served as Manpower Group North America's Chief Legal Officer since 2000. He also serves on the company’s Global Leadership Team, Global Legal Lead Team and North American Lead Team. Mark is recognized as an expert on legal issues affecting the U.S. workplace and is frequently quoted in media from The Wall Street Journal to 60 Minutes. He is also a past Chair of the American Staffing Association and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. Contact him at


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