USCIS Releases New Form I-9

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) last week released a new Form I-9. The form is dated 10/21/2019 and should be used immediately.

Key point: USCIS is allowing employers a three-month grace period during which the old form may be used.

By May 1, 2020, employers should use only the new form.

The new form can be found on USCIS’s I-9 Central portal.

USCIS’s new form, along with several technical changes, clarifies who can act as an authorized representative on behalf of an employer and provides clarifications on acceptable documents for Form I-9.

As a reminder for Form I-9, all new employees must:

  • Complete Section 1 of Form I-9 on or before their first day of employment
  • Then, within three business days of their start date, they should submit acceptable proof of their identity and eligibility to work in the US
  • Employers must complete Section 2 of Form I-9 within those same three business days

impactAction: If you have questions about Form I-9 compliance, contact us at or 443-741-3900.