New I-9 Form and Requirements Effective April 3, 2009

March, 2009

The the new I-9 form and regulations are set to become effective April 3, 2009.  Employers should not begin using the new form until the final implementation date. Key changes include:

  • All documents presented during the verification process must 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List A identity and employment authorization documentation Forms I-688, I-688A, and I-688B (Temporary Resident Card and outdated Employment Authorization Cards);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.


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