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Proposed Changes to the I-9 Employment Eligibility Form

USCIS published a notice on 27 March 2012, inviting public comments on proposed changes to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  The proposed revisions could impact all U.S. employers.  The revisions include: (1) new fields to collect the foreign passport number and country of issuance (these fields would be applicable to foreign nationals authorized to work in the United States who have entered their I-94 number on the Form I-9); (2) new fields to insert the employee’s email address and telephone number (these fields would be optional); and (3) expanded Form I-9 instructions and a revised layout.

Comments may be submitted until 29 May 2012.  For more information, please see USCIS press release.