Wednesday, March 1, 2017

USCIS Has Published the New I-9 Handbook for Employers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Issues new I-9 Employer Handbook

USCIS has published the updated M-274, Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (PDF, 5.36 MB). The Handbook for Employers provides employers with detailed guidance for completing Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This version dated Jan. 22, 2017, replaces the previous version. It reflects revisions to Form I-9, which was revised on Nov. 14, 2016.

The Handbook for Employers: 

  • Details how to properly complete the revised Form I-9 
  • Captures policy and regulatory changes since 2013 
  • Is written in plain language, so that it is easier to understand 
  • Includes a streamlined questions and answers section 
  • Features updated tables, new figures, and more current sample documents 
  • Explains guidance regarding automatic extensions for certain Employment Authorization Documents
Review the updated Handbook for Employers or see the Table of Changes for Revised M-274 (PDF, 495 KB) for highlights of the changes.

I-9 forms, documents and other information can be found at I-9 Central.

HCSI clients can also download this handbook in the Employment Law (HR) section of the Updates/News area on our website.


For more information visit the Contact E-Verify page for phone numbers and e-mail addresses.


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