USCIS Revises Handbook for Employers

Revised Handbook for Employers: Effective June 1, 2011, US Citizenship & Immigration Services revised the M-274 – “Handbook for Employers: Instructions for Completing Form I-9.”  Generally speaking this revision is more detailed than past versions and adds some additional images of acceptable I-9 documents. A number of the additions or changes relate to some useful but less frequently occurring I-9 scenarios, such as:

  • EAD auto-extensions for existing Temporary Protected Status employees (p. 11)
    • Rehirings (19)
    • Reverifying an employee’s employment authorization (19)
    • I-9 storage (24)
    • asylees and refugees (page 46, Q. 50)
    • umbrella permit for Marshall Islanders (page 49, Q. 60)
  • USCIS also removed some items:
    • All references to Form I-797C (18; 41).
    • Q-1 visa holders from the list of those eligible for a 240-day extension (18)