The new I-9 form was released on July 17, 2017. Employers may continue using the previous I-9 form (revision date 11/14/16 N) until September 17, 2017. Starting on September 18th, employers must use the new form. The form has not changed significantly, but there are a few changes to note.
The instructions to the I-9 now reflect the new name of the office dealing with national origin discrimination and related issues. It is now the “Immigrant and Employee Rights Section”, previously known as the” Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices”.
The revised form has also changed the list of acceptable documents. Now added/modified:
• Consular Report of Birth Abroad (form FS-240) has been added.
• All of the certifications of report of birth issued by the State Department (FS-240, FS-545 and DS-1350) have all been combined into selection D #2 in List C.
• List C has been renumbered except for the Social Security card.
The USCIS has also revised the Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing the I-9 Form (M-274) to reflect the changes above. While the Handbook is still available as a printable pdf, it is also available as a web-based resource. https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/handbook-employers-m-274 The web-based resource is far easier to use as it appears that pdf version is not paginated.