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

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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

  • Beginning Nov. 1, 2023, only the new Form I‑9 dated "08/01/23” may be used.
  • 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.
  • A revised Spanish Form I‑9 dated “08/01/23” is available for use in Puerto Rico only.

A summary of changes (PDF) to the Form I‑9 and instructions is available online.

Beginning August 1, 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.

Find out how to enroll in E‑Verify on the Enrolling in E‑Verify page. More information on the alternative procedure for remote examination of documents as well as document retention requirements is available on the Remote Examination page.

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For more information on Form I‑9, visit I‑9 Central or join a free Form I‑9 webinar.


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