New Form I‑9 Now Includes Alternative Procedure for E‑Verify Employers to Remotely Examine Employee Documents

The new version of Form I‑9, Employment Eligibility Verification is now available for use. This version contains changes to the form and instructions, including shortening the Form I‑9 to one page and reducing the instructions to eight pages.

What Form I‑9 versions may be used

  • Employers may begin using the new Form I‑9 today, Aug. 1, 2023.
  • The Form I‑9 dated “10/19/2019” may continue to be used through Oct. 31, 2023. The version date can be found at the lower left corner of the form.
  • Beginning Nov. 1, 2023, only the new Form I‑9 dated “08/01/23” may be used.
  • A revised Spanish Form I‑9 dated “08/01/23” is available for use in Puerto Rico only.

summary of changes to the Form I‑9 and instructions is available online.

Also beginning today, employers may remotely examine employees’ Form I‑9 documents provided they are enrolled in E-Verify. The alternative procedure is detailed in a notice in the Federal Register published on July 25, 2023.