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Immigration & Compliance Law 
Form I-9 Social Security Glitch
If you used Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, that you downloaded between November 14 and November 17, 2016, review them to ensure your employees' Social Security numbers appear correctly in Section 1.

There was a glitch when the revised Form I-9 was first published on November 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

Employers who notice their employees' Social Security numbers are not written correctly should have their 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.

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