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The Latest on Form I-9

EverythingHR Staff | 07/15/2021 | Blog, Featured

Under the banner headline:  “Form I-9 It’s Mandatory.” The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has worked with its interagency partners ICE and DOJ’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) to provide employers with updated guidance on acceptable receipts.

  • When employees present a receipt showing that they applied to replace a List A, B, or C document that was lost stolen or damaged, they should show their employer the replacement document for which the receipt was given. However, this is not always possible due to document delays, changes in status, or other factors.
  • If the employee does not present the original document for which the previously provided receipt was issued but presents, within the 90-day period, another acceptable document (or documents) to demonstrate his or her identity and/or employment authorization, employers may now accept such documentation.
  • In cases where an employee presents a document (or documents) other than the actual replacement document, the employer should complete a new Section 2 and attach it to the original Form I-9. In addition, the employer should provide a note of explanation either in the Additional Information box included on page 2 of the Form I-9 or as a separate attachment.

For more information, please see I-9 Central Acceptable Documents-Receipts

Also, employers are recommended to regularly get re-familiarized with the entirety of the I-9 process, which can be found here:  Handbook for Employers M-274 | USCIS