USCIS Provides Temporary Policy for Form I-9 Documents

May 08, 2020 • April Mabry

USCIS Provides Temporary Policy for Form I-9 Documents

A temporary US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy provides employers with guidance on using expired identity documents for the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9).

COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and unavailability of online renewal services have made it difficult or impossible for individuals to renew Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9), List B identity documents (e.g., driver’s license, state ID card). Beginning on May 1, identity documents found in List B set to expire on or after March 1, 2020, and not otherwise extended by the issuing authority, may be treated the same as if the employee presented a valid receipt for an acceptable document for Form I-9 purposes.

Instructions on how to document and handle the expired documents when completing Form I-9 or using E-Verify are available on the I-9 Central What’s New webpage.

April Mabry is an assistant director at TASB HR Services. Send April an email at

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Tagged: COVID-19, "Epidemic Response", Hiring, "Personnel records"