New I-9 Form Required as of February 2, 2009

December, 2008

On December 17, 2008 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced another change to the current I-9 requirements. Key changes include:

  • All documents presented during the verification process be unexpired;
  • Eliminates List A identity and employment authorization documentation Forms I-688, I-688A, and I-688B (Temporary Resident Card and outdated Employment Authorization Cards);
  • Adds foreign passports containing certain machine-readable immigrant visas to List A;
  • Adds to List A as evidence of identity and employment authorization valid passports for citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), along with Form I-94 or Form I-94A indicating nonimmigrant admission under the Compact of Free Association Between the United States and the FSM or RMI

Three documents were removed from List A of the List of Acceptable Documents:

  • Form I-688, Temporary Resident Card;
  • Form I-688A, Employment Authorization Card; and
  • Form I-688B, Employment Authorization Card.

The new form is not yet available, but will be published and available prior to the effective date of February 2, 2009. Cascade will have the new form available once it is published. If you have any questions, please contact Cascade.


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