Attention Employers:  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced today[1] that beginning August 1st, employers are to use a new Form I-9 that is more streamlined and shortened.  Here’s the announcement and form.  While Employers may continue to use the older Form I-9 (Rev. 10/21/19) through Oct. 31., 2023, after then, employers will be subject to penalties if they use the older form.

An exemplar of the revised Form I-9 can be viewed at under the docket for this notice [CIS No. 2532-13; DHS Docket No. USCIS-2006-0068].  Starting on August 1, 2023, employers may download the new Form I-9 (Rev. 08/01/23) from the USCIS website at  Employers can order the paper Form I-9 at  For more information, anyone can contact the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 or visit USCIS’ I-9 Central webpage at

Additionally, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) issued a final rule that allows the USCIS to create a framework under which employers may implement alternative document examination procedures, such as remote document examination.  This should help logistics with employers who have remote workers.  The new form also has a checkbox to indicate when an employee’s Form I-9 documentation was examined using a DHS-authorized alternative procedure.  At this time, the final rule only allows employers using E-Verify to use alternative verification methods.  We therefore await USCIS’s update on remote examination too.

Please make sure your company is up-to-date with the quickly changing legal employment laws.  Spending time and money on up-front compliance programs and working with counsel can save time, heartache, and money in the end.  Epps & Coulson, LLP has represented clients of all business types in employment matters.  We keep up with what’s going on in these core areas.  We are here to help you plan and grow and protect your business and rights.  Please feel free to contact Dawn: for any questions.

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