USCIS Corrects Mandatory Date for New Form I-9 Use to May 7

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) this week corrected the effective date of its new Form I-9, which was launched March 8, 2013. In its original statement, the USCIS said that older forms could not be used after May 7, 2013. In its correction, the agency clarified that the old forms could no […]

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E-Verify Connection Online Newsletter Focuses on Revised I-9

E-Verify Connection, an online newsletter sponsored by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), came out today with a special edition focused solely on the revised Form I-9, which must be used for employee eligibility verification beginning this May 7. The newsletter contains several useful links, plus an invitation to a webinar. E-Verify is […]

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USCIS Holding Webinar Series on Form I-9, E-Verify

Coinciding with the release of its revised Employee Eligibility Verification Form I-9, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USC) is holding a series of webinars to explain not only the revised form but also the E-Verify online employment eligibility tool. The next seminars for both (held separately) are tomorrow, March 14, and the series […]

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USCIS Publishes Revised I-9 ‘Handbook for Employers’

Just days after the release of its revised and simplified Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its M-274 Handbook for Employers. The handbook provides step-by-step instructions for completing the verification process and is graphically illustrated with sections from the Form I-9 itself, and with pictures of acceptable […]

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USCIS to Release New Form I-9 Today

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today is releasing a revised Form I-9, the Employment Eligibility Verification form used by all employers in the country. The changes to the Form I-9 include new fields, reformatting to reduce errors, and clearer instructions for both employees and employers. Additionally, the Handbook for Employers (M-274) guide to […]

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USCIS Begins Publishing Its Immigration Manual Online

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today began the agency’s transition toward an online, centralized manual of immigration policies by releasing the first volume of the new USCIS Policy Manual– the Citizenship and Naturalization volume. Today’s release follows an unprecedented, agency-wide review of USCIS policies that incorporates feedback from thousands of agency employees, customers […]

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USCIS Launches E-Verify Employer Search Tool

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is replacing the lists of E-Verify employers and federal contractors that previously appeared on the E-Verify Website with a brand new online search tool. The E-Verify Employer Search Tool, which gives the public the ability to search and view E-Verify employers, includes several new features. Individuals can now search, […]

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USCIS Launches Spanish-Language Version of I-9 Central

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today launched a Spanish-language version of I-9 Central, an online resource center designed to provide information and assistance related to the most frequently accessed form on USCIS.gov: Form I-9, Employee Eligibility Verification. This free, easy-to-use website provides employers and employees simple one-click access to resources, tips and guidance to properly […]

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E-Verify Program for Federal Contractors Extended Until 2015

The E-Verify online program to determine employee eligibility to work in the U.S. has been extended three years as a requirement for federal contractors and subcontractors. The E-Verify mandate was set to expire on Sept. 30, but Congress included an extension until Sept. 30, 2015, in a recent piece of legislation. Several states also have […]

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E-Verify Website Gets a Makeover and Adds New Features

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made some improvements and added new features to its E-Verify site, which were implemented Sept. 16. (E-Verify is a voluntary resource that allows employers to check government documents of job applicants to verify their legal eligibility to work in the United States.) The changes are: E-Verify […]

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