October 6, 2023

New Forms I-9 and I-129 Now Available

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated the Form I-9 and Form I-129.

New Form I-9 (Effective August 1, 2023):

Starting on October 31, 2023, the USCIS will implement the use of a new version of Form I-9, dated August 1, 2023. It is essential for all employers to ensure that they are using the correct edition of Form I-9 to avoid potential penalties. The edition date of the new form is “08/01/23,” which can be found on the bottom left of the page on the form and its accompanying instructions. Using outdated versions of Form I-9 after October 31, 2023, may result in penalties.

New Form I-129 (Effective November 1, 2023):

Starting November 1, 2023, USCIS will only accept the edition of Form I-129 dated “05/31/23”. This form is particularly relevant for employers involved in H-2A and H-2B petitions, which are used to request temporary agricultural labor certifications and temporary non-agricultural labor certifications, respectively. Using outdated versions of Form I-129 may lead to processing delays or other complications in your immigration-related matters.

We encourage you to review and replace any outdated forms in your records promptly to ensure compliance with immigration regulations.

If you have any questions or require assistance with these updated forms or with H-2A related matters, please do no