The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has just released a new I-9 form. This form must be used for new hires starting on or after January 22, 2017. Employers are not required to complete new forms for current employees.
The new form will allow employers to view instructions and to complete the information electronically through drop-down menus; however, the electronically completed forms will still need to be printed and signed by the employee and employer by hand. Some of the changes to highlight include revising the question asking about “other names used” to “other last names used,” and asking the person completing the form to indicate if a preparer or translator was involved. In that case, the form allows space for the preparer/translator.