DHS’ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued the new Form I-9 after Congressional lawmakers mandated that the federal government have fewer ways people can prove their identity and employment eligibility, according to a Thompson.com report.
The new I-9 document, Employment Eligibility Verification, is not required for use until USCIS promulgates implementing regulations and publishes them in the Federal Register. According to Thompson, providing a Social Security number is likely going to be mandatory.
After final regulations are published, USCIS will no longer accept:
- Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (N-560 or N-570),
- Certificate of Naturalization (N-550 or N-570),
- Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151),
- Reentry Permit (I-327), and
- Refugee Travel Document (I-571).
While a birth certificate will still be permitted
to prove employment eligibility, it will not be accepted
as a form of identification, according to the report.
The new form is at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9.pdf .