I-9 Compliance Flexibility Further Extended to August 31, 2021
May 28, 2021
The Department of Homeland Security announced another extension of flexibility for Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy has been extended for an additional 90 days to August 31, 2021; the extension of time is the only change to the policy.
We recommend that employers who have been inspecting documents virtually during the pandemic get started now on “perfecting the I-9s”—the required second step—which entails examining documents in person and updating the Form I-9 accordingly. For additional guidance on perfecting the I-9s, as well as guidance on adopting the authorized representative model, see our May 5, 2021 website posting here.
A detailed breakdown of the temporary flexibilities can be found in our website posting from March 2020. All of the USCIS’ temporary I-9 and E-Verify policies related to COVID-19 are gathered here, including a Q&A.