Employers enrolled in E-Verify during the COVID-19 temporary flexibilities may use an alternative procedure to satisfy the requirement of physically examining Form I-9 documents that had been examined remotely under the COVID-19 flexibilities.
In May 2023, ICE announced
that employers had until August 30, 2023, to physically inspect all documents that had been examined remotely using the COVID-19 flexibilities.
On July 25, 2023, DHS announced an alternative procedure for Form I-9 in a Federal Register Notice
. Based on the Notice, employers who meet four requirements may choose an alternative procedure in lieu of physically examining Form I-9 documentation that had been examined remotely under the COVID-19 flexibilities.
To qualify for the alternative procedure, the employer must have: