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USCIS Extends Comment Period for Form I-9

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  • Jul 09, 2019
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USCIS Extends Comment Period for Form I-9

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will allow the public an additional 30 days to comment on its proposal to extend the current version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification[84 F.R. 26140, 6-5-19].

The comment period now ends on July 5, 2019. Comments can be emailed to dhsdeskofficer@omb.eop.gov with OMB Control Number 1615-0047 in the subject line.

The current version of Form I-9 expires on August 31, 2019. USCIS is reviewing comments it has already received. Depending on the extensiveness of the comments, USCIS may keep in place the existing Form I-9 past the August deadline, according to a statement made to APA’s Government Relations team. Otherwise, USCIS will keep the form as is or make changes based on the comments received.

USCIS will update I-9 Central if there are any changes. Employers should continue to use the July 17, 2017, Form I-9 until a decision is made.

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