Request for Public Input on Remote Document Examination for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking to explore alternative options to physical document examination that offer an equivalent or higher level of security for identity and employment eligibility verification purposes. In order to gather public input, DHS published a 60-day Request for Public Input in the Federal Register regarding document examination practices when completing Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

DHS solicits this input to better understand employers' and employees' experiences with this process and to examine the impacts of remote document examination conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. DHS especially seeks to understand the potential costs and benefits of allowing for future remote document examination flexibilities. 

The public can submit comments until December 27, 2021.

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