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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a new version of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form on July 17. Employers may use the new version or the prior version until Sept. 17, 2017. Beginning on Sept. 18, 2017, the new version of the I-9 must be used for any new verifications.

Changes to the form include renumbering the list of acceptable “List C” documents, adding FS-240 Consular Report of Birth Abroad to List C, and combining various Department of State documents into one category. The form instructions also update the name of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices to its current title, “Immigrants and Employee Rights Section.”

To obtain more information or learn more about our immigration events, please contact the Barnes & Thornburg Labor & Employment attorney with whom you work, or Michael Palmer at 574-237-1135 or michael.palmer@btlaw.com with I-9 issues or Jeff Papa at 317-231-7507 or jeff.papa@btlaw.com, Mariana Richmond at 317-231-7476 or marianna.richmond@btlaw.com or Mercedes Badia-Tavas at 312-214-8313 or mbadiatavas@btlaw.com with other immigration-related issues. 

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