New Form I-9 Will Be Mandatory Starting Sept. 17, 2017

A new version of Form I-9 ( will become mandatory on September 17, 2017.  Instructions to Form I-9 do not explain how to update the I-9 regarding the situation where an employee has the new automatic EAD (employment authorization document) extension.

Refer to Section 4.2 of the M-274 Handbook for Employers for instructions, which include the following: “The employee’s expired EAD in combination with the Form I-797C Notice of Action showing that the EAD renewal application was timely filed and showing the same qualifying eligibility category as that on the expired EAD is an acceptable document for Form I-9. This document combination is considered an unexpired Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766) under List A.”

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