USCIS Releases Details of July 17 Revised I-9 Form

USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17. Employers will be able to use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through Sept. 17. On Sept. 18, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N. Employers […]

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New Form I-9 to Be Issued in July

A new version of the Form I-9, dated 07/17/2017 N, will become mandatory on Sept. 17, 2017, replacing the version dated 11/22/2016 N, which may continue to be used until Sept. 16, 2017. The International Entrepreneur Rule was published in the Federal Register by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Aug. 31, 2016, as a proposed rule […]

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USCIS to Issue Redesigned Green Cards

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project. USCIS will begin issuing the new cards on May 1, 2017. These redesigns use enhanced graphics and fraud-resistant […]

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New Form I-9 Must Be Used Starting Today

The revised “smart” version of the Employment Verification Form I-9 must be used beginning today, Jan. 22, even though it’s a Sunday and unlikely that many new hires would start work today. Form I-9 came about as a result of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, when President Ronald Reagan and the […]

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USCIS Publishes Long-Promised Highly Skilled Immigrant Rule

USCIS today published a final rule to modernize and improve several aspects of certain employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa programs. USCIS has also amended regulations to better enable U.S. employers to hire and retain certain foreign workers who are beneficiaries of approved employment-based immigrant visa petitions and are waiting to become lawful permanent residents. This rule goes […]

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Revised Form I-9 Released

Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. By Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use only the new version, dated 11/14/2016 N. Until then, they can continue to use the version dated 03/08/2013 N or the new version. Among the changes in the new version, Section 1 […]

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Revised Form I-9 to Debut within 90 Days

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in late August approved revisions to the federal Employment Verification Form I-9 and gave the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) 90 days to release the new form. The note sent to USCIS by OMB reads: USCIS will, within 90 days, update the I-9 system in order to reflect […]

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USCIS Launches E-Verify Usage Web Page

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has created a web page to show statistics on the numbers of businesses using the E-Verify database system to confirm the eligibility of job applicants to work at their firms.T As of March 31, when the latest statistics were compiled, Georgia led all states in the number of […]

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USCIS Opens Second Public Commentary Period on Revised Form I-9

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has opened a public commentary period on its revised Form I-9, which will close its 30-day window on April 27. Many of the proposed changes to Form I-9 were designed to reduce technical errors and help customers complete the form on their computer after they have downloaded it […]

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New Form I-9 Coming Soon

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says to continue using the current Form I-9, with an expiration date of March 31, 2016, until the new one is approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Paperwork Reduction Act requires that all federal government forms be reviewed every three years and either eliminated […]

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