So, your Form I-9 is expired, now what?

By: Ann Potratz

Publication: Employment Law & Regulatory Alert

Date Posted: 12/13/2019

I-9 current verison

Eagle-eyed HR pros might have noticed that the most recent Form I-9 includes an expiration date of August 31, 2019. Don’t panic! Until the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) releases a new version, employers can use the current version (dated July 7, 2017).

While DHS has requested that the current version be extended without change, it must update certain administrative elements of the form and make clarifications per public recommendations. A few of the recommended changes include easing restrictions on using an authorized representative to complete Section 2, updates to privacy statements, and general administrative changes to keep the form current.


Key to remember: Despite the expiration date on the most recent Form I-9, employers should keep using it until DHS releases a revised version.

About the author
Ann Potratz - Human Resources Editor

Ann is an editor on the Human Resources Publishing Team, she specializes in employment law issues such as discrimination, sexual harassment, background checks, terminations, and security.

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