Government Issues New I-9 Form

The new final rule with request for comments by February 2, 2009, requires that all documents presented during the employment verification process be unexpired. It eliminates List A identity and employment authorization documentation Forms I-688, I-688A, and I-688B (Temporary Resident Card and outdated Employment Authorization Cards). The rule adds to List A, evidence of identity and employment authorization, valid foreign passports containing certain machine-readable immigrant visas, valid passports for citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), along with Form I-94 or Form I-94A indicating nonimmigrant admission under the Compact of Free Association Between the United States and the FSM or RMI.