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Is there a new Form I-9 for 2021?

This temporary guidance was set to expire May 31, 2021. Because of ongoing precautions related to COVID-19, DHS has extended the Form I-9 requirement flexibilities from June 1 to August 31, 2021.

Does the I-9 need to be completed in person?

March 31, 2021 Update. Accordingly, as of April 1, 2021, the requirement that employers inspect employees’ Form I-9 identity and employment eligibility documentation in-person applies only to those employees who physically report to work at a company location on any regular, consistent, or predictable basis.

Where do I get an i9 form?

Employers can obtain a blank copy of Form I-9 from the USCIS website at This form is in portable document format (.pdf) that is fillable and savable. That means that you may download it, or simply print out a blank copy to enter information by hand.

Where do I find my i9 form?

To order USCIS forms, you can download them from our website at or call our toll-free number at 1-800-870-3676. You can obtain information about Form I-9 from our website at or by calling 1-888-464-4218.

When to complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification?

When completing Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, you, as the employer, must make the complete instructions to the form and the Lists of Acceptable Documents available to newly hired employees. Your employees must complete and sign Section 1 of Form I-9 no later than their first day of employment.

Is there guidance for employers conducting Form I-9 audits?

The Department of Homeland Security Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Justice Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) published guidance for employers who seek to perform their own internal Form I-9 audits.

What do you need to know about an I-9 certification?

Each preparer or translator must complete, sign and date a separate certification area. You must retain completed supplement sheets with the employee’s completed Form I-9. The date your employee enters next to his or her signature should match the date the preparer/translator signed the form.