No, never use E-Verify to reverify an existing employee.
For information about reverification, completing, or updating Form I-9, consult the Handbook for Employers: Instructions for Completing Form I-9 (M-274) or I-9 Central.
If you receive this case alert for an employee who is a TPS beneficiary, dismiss the case alert and refer to the USCIS Temporary Protected Status webpage for instructions on how to proceed.
TPS beneficiaries are authorized to work in the United States once they have obtained an EAD. Sometimes DHS must issue a blanket automatic extension of the expiring EADs for TPS beneficiaries of a specific country to allow DHS time to issue new unexpired EADs. TPS beneficiaries who have their EADs automatically extended remain authorized to work in the United States until the end of the automatic extension. Until then, they are not required to present a new card.
To determine if an employee with an expiring EAD is a TPS beneficiary, you should:
- Look at the “Category” section on the expiring (or expired) EAD. If either A12 or C19 is listed, then the employee is a TPS beneficiary. If a different category is listed, then the employee is not a TPS beneficiary and the usual reverification rules apply.
If the employee is a TPS beneficiary, then you should determine whether or not his or her EAD has been automatically extended. To do so, consult the USCIS Temporary Protected Status webpage for TPS notifications and instructions on how to update or complete Form I-9 in the event of an automatic extension.