On November 16, 2016, USCIS advised that its new Form I-9 can now be downloaded and used by employers. The current I-9 version issued on March 8, 2013 can be used until January 17, 2017. After that date, the new I-9 must be used.
Highlights on the newly revised I-9 include drop-down lists and calendars to assist the preparer, checks to certain fields to assist the employer in correctly entering information, screen instructions to assist in completing the I-9 form, and areas for multiple preparers and translators, which are welcome changes. There is also a space reserved for an employer to enter additional information instead of the current practice of requiring employers to enter such information in the I-9 margins.