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How Recent Changes to Form I-9 and the R-1 Visa Process Affect Churches

What church leaders need to know about recent changes to workers’ immigration forms and processes

Form I-9 Changes in January 2017

Recently the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of its Form I-9, the Employment Eligibility Verification form, and required US employers to begin using the new Form I-9 by January 22, 2017. Currently, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement conduct thousands of I-9 employer audits annually, and immigration enforcement is anticipated to increase in the new presidential administration.

The new Form I-9 clarifies what information is needed to make the form easier to fill out electronically. Completing the Form I-9 electronically will require downloading the latest version of Adobe Reader. However, Form I-9s completed electronically will still need to be printed and signed by the employee and/or employer agent by hand. Enhancements for easier completion of the form include the addition of prompts to help ensure that information ...

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  • December 22, 2016

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