The US immigration system puts priority importance on its forms and applications for its immigration and employment verification process. Filling out the numerous forms attached to your immigration visa can be an overwhelming process and making mistakes can cost you the opportunity altogether. Therefore, it is important to stay up-to-date with all the new changes being made to these forms and what might they mean for you.
Recently, big changes were made to Form I-9, also known as the Employment Eligibility Verification Form, the USCIS defines the form’s purpose as, “to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States.”
Here Are the Main Changes Made to Form I-9
The revised version of Form I-9 will be put into use immediately. Employers can use the previous I-9 forms with the revision date of 11/14/16. The previous storage and retention rules will be continued for employers. All new changes can be found in the newly revised Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9.