USCIS tells employers to review some Form I-9s

U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) is advising employers who downloaded Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, between November 14 and November 17, 2016, to review them to ensure the employees’ social security numbers appear correctly in Section 1. There was a glitch when the revised Form I-9 was first published on Nov. 14, 2016. Numbers entered in the social security number field were transposed when employees completed and printed Section 1 using a computer. For example, the number 123-45-6789 entered in the social security number field would appear as 123-34-6789 once the form printed. Employers using a Form I-9 that contains this glitch should download and save a new Form I-9 at uscis.gov/i-9.
Employers who notice their employees’ social security numbers are not written correctly should have the employees draw a line through the transposed social security number in Section 1, enter the correct social security number, and then initial and date the change. Employers should include a written explanation with Form I-9 about why the correction was made in the event of an audit. USCIS immediately repaired and reposted the form on November 17, 2016. (U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services communication, April 17, 2017.)