USCIS has proposed revisions to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, which include:
- Expanded Form I-9 instructions and a revised layout.
- New, optional data fields to collect the employee’s e-mail address and telephone number.
- New data fields to collect the foreign passport number and country of issuance. Only foreign nationals authorized to work in the U.S. who have also recorded their I-94 admission number on Form I-9 will need to provide the foreign passport number and country of issuance.
While these proposals must be issued as part of a final rule before they become effective, employers should be on the lookout for the new form in the coming months. The public comment period ended in late May.