A new Form I-9 will be released on August 1, 2023. Employers can continue using the existing version of Form I-9 (edition: 10/21/2019) through October 1, 2023 but thereafter, Form I-9 with a version date of 8/1/2023 must be used to comply with employment eligibility verification requirements.
An optional alternative to the in-person physical document examination will be available to employers on August 1, 2023 as well. It will only be available to qualified employers enrolled in E-Verify. For more information, see https://www.uscis.gov/newsroom/alerts/uscis-to-publish-revised-form-i-9. This is very welcome news!