I-9 Glitch Causes Errors in SSN Information

Apr 19, 2017 | Raluca Vais-Ottosen

Published 4.19.2017

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) just announced that the digital version of the current Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, was initially rolled out with a programming glitch that caused errors in the SSN information. The glitch affected the I-9 form version posted on the USCIS website between November 14, 2016 and November 17, 2016. USCIS reposted a corrected form version on November 17, 2016.

Employers who downloaded I-9s from the USCIS website between November 14 and November 17, 2016 are advised to review them closely and ensure that the SSN information in Section 1 of the form is correct. If the information is incorrect, the employer should have the employee draw a line through the incorrect information, handwrite the correct SSN and initial and date the correction. The employer should also attach a brief memo to the I-9 explaining the reason for the correction.

For any questions regarding this issue or any other I-9 or immigration-related matters, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Raluca (Luca) Vais-Ottosen at (608) 252-9291 or

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Luca is a partner in DeWitt's Madison office. She counsels clients in all matters related to U.S. Immigration law. Luca can be reached by phone at 608-252-9291.

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