DHS Further Extends Flexibility in I-9 Verifications

On March 20th, DHS deferred the physical examination requirement of work authorization documents for Form I-9.? This allowed employers to inspect Section 2 documents via video link, fax, or email, as long as specific notation is entered in the “Additional Information” field on Section 2.? You can find our news alert on the initial guidance here.

 

Due to continued precautions related to COVID-19, DHS extended this flexibility for another 30 days to August 19th.

 

If you have any questions on how to complete the Form I-9 during these times, please contact your Graham Adair representative.

ICE Flexibility on I-9 Rules Extended for Another 30 Days

On March 20, as we?previously reported, DHS announced that it would allow inspection of I-9 Section 2 documents remotely via video link, fax, or email due to physical proximity precautions related to COVID-19.? The?original announcement was valid for 60 days only, but was extended for 30 days until June 18.? Due to continued precautions related to COVID-19, DHS has further extended this flexibility for another 30 days until July 19.

If you have any questions, contact your Graham Adair representative.