U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the new I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form March 8, 2013. This immediately replaces the prior version with an expiration date of August 2012.
Federal law requires all employers, including household employers, use the new I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization eligibility of their employees.
The new form provides more detailed instructions on acceptable documents, as well as more extensive documentation. Importantly it clearly advises that Social Security Cards containing restrictions, such as “Not Valid For Employment,” “Valid for Work Only with INS Authorization,” or “Valid for Work Only with DHS Authorization” are not acceptable as List C documents. These restricted use Social Security Cards are commonly issued to au pairs and foreign students.
The new I-9 form is available to all clients on our website or will be emailed to you upon request.