DHS Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have extended the I-9 requirement flexibility accommodations that were issued in March until July 19.
As mentioned in our previous article, DHS is allowing employers that have implemented physical proximity policies due to Covid-19 to verify an employee’s identity documents remotely. E-Verify participants who meet the criteria and choose the remote inspection option should continue to follow current guidance and create cases for their new hires within three business days from the date of hire.
As a reminder, if you’re an employer that utilizes CRC’s online I-9 form documentation service, you can utilize additional features we’ve made to help reduce the burden of organizing and tracking this update. We’ve added a checkbox in the top of section 2 titled “Operating remotely physical inspection delay COVID-19.” Checking this box will allow the employer to upload a copy of the documents. Once normal operations resume, customers are notified to complete their physical inspections and mark them as complete on their forms.
If you have any questions about the DHS’ announcement or CRC’s I-9 fulfillment, please reach out to our Sales team.