On January 31, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the newly updated Form I-9.
All U.S. employers must properly complete the Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers must complete the form.
The new version bears a revision date of 10/21/2019 (bottom left corner) and an expiration date of 10/31/2022 (top right corner). Although there is a short grace period, employers should start using the new version now. The Form I-9 Instructions have also been updated.
USCIS states that as of January 31, 2020, employers may use either the 07/17/17 N or the 10/21/2019 version. Starting May 1, 2020, employers shall use the 10/21/19 version. Prior versions of the form will be unacceptable after May 1st.