Discover steps you can take to help prepare for reverifications for Form I-9.
You Only Have 20 Days to Conduct Additional Inspections for your Virtual COVID-19 I-9s.
On July 21, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced three major updates that will affect how employers handle their Form I-9 processes moving forward. Learn more about the major changes that were announced.
DHS announced three major changes including a new virtual inspection, COVID-19 cleanup changes, and a new Form I-9.²
DHS published the new Form I-9 version, which includes a new checkbox for indicating that documentation was examined using the new remote examination of employees’ Form I-9 documents provided employers are enrolled in E-Verify.³
Employers must complete inspections of eligibility documentation for I-9s completed virtually due to COVID-19 flexibilities.¹
Employers must begin using the new Form I-9 version no later than November 1, 2023.
¹ https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-updates-form-i-9-requirement-flexibility-grant-employers-more-time-comply ² https://www.dhs.gov/news/2023/07/21/dhs-provides-employers-certainty-and-new-flexible-option-employment-eligibility ³ https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-related-news/new-form-i-9-now-includes-alternative-procedure-for-e-verify-employers-to-remotely-examine-employee
I-9 Anywhere® can help you manage your physical inspections. Act now to meet the August 30, 2023 deadline for reinspection. Remote I-9 verification services offer more convenient Section 2 completion for your new hires, rehires, and reverifications and eases the burden of paperwork for your hiring managers and HR team.
Get the latest on the new Form I-9 and the changes to virtual inspection requirements, including who qualifies and when you can start.
John Fay hosted a live webinar where we will discuss recent DHS announcements and their possible ramifications.