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Temporary Policy Changes to Form I-9 & E-Verify Due to COVID-19 Webinar


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Due to the COVID-19 epidemic many employers needed to transition to a remote workforce. Beginning in March 2020, USCIS and ICE announced several temporary policy changes to Form I-9 and E-Verify in the wake of COVID-19 stay at home orders and social distancing guidelines. In our one hour presentation hosted by Dave Basham – Sr. Form I-9 & E-Verify Speaker, we reviewed these concessions in-depth. Our overview includes several resources to assist in maintaining compliance with current Form I-9 and E-Verify program requirements. 


Key Highlights

Temporary Policy Resources related to COVID-19

Form I-9 Physical Document Review for Section 2 - Employers and workplaces that are operating remotely may follow the DHS news release that announced flexibility in requirements related to Form I-9. See Q&A web page.

Renewal of List B Identity Documents - DHS has issued a temporary policy regarding expired List B identity documents used to complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  Additional information at I-9 Central What’s New.

Form I-9 Completion by Non E-Verify Agricultural Employers of Certain H-2A workers - On April 20, the Department of Homeland Security published a temporary final rule to amend certain H-2A requirements to help U.S. agricultural employers avoid disruptions in lawful agricultural-related employment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. The temporary final rule expires on August 18, 2020. See more information at the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers page.

Form I-9 Completion by Employers of Certain H-2B Non-immigrants - On May 12, the Department of Homeland Security published a temporary final rule to change certain H-2B requirements to help secure the U.S. food supply chain and reduce the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency on H-2B employers. The temporary flexibility are available through Sep. 11, 2020.

E-Verify Extended Time-frames to take action to resolve Tentative Non-confirmations - E-Verify is extending the time-frame to take action to resolve certain Tentative Non-confirmations (TNCs) due to SSA and other office closures to the public.  See E-Verify What’s New for TNC.  


To learn more, view the webinar by clicking here. For additional information on how AccuSource can assist your organization in achieving your screening goals, please contact us at or 888.649.6272.

Cynthia Woods

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