On Jan. 31, 2020, USCIS published
the Form I-9 Federal Register notice announcing a new version of Form I-9, Employment
Eligibility Verification that the Office of Management and Budget approved on
Oct. 21, 2019. This new version contains minor changes to the form and its
instructions. Employers should begin using this updated form as of Jan. 31,
The notice provides employers additional time to make
necessary updates and adjust their business processes. Employers may continue
using the prior version of the form (Rev. 07/17/2017) until April 30, 2020.
After that date, they can only use the new form with the 10/21/2019 version
date. The version date is located in the lower left corner of the form. The new
I-9 has an expiration date of 10/31/2022 in the upper right corner of page
one. See this website for the form: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9.
Despite very minor changes, the Department of Homeland Security is very strict about requiring the correct version of the form. Therefore, we urge you to replace the old version in your documents, or go to Pinnacle’s websites for the updated version. Pinnacle’s DNet online portal has the capability for you to store new hire documents as electronic copies and have new hires complete their forms on the Pinnacle electronic onboarding platform. There is no charge for this service.