June 15, 2023

Temporary COVID-19 Form I-9 Flexibilities End July 31, 2023

As discussed here, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) temporary COVID-19 Form I-9 flexibilities are scheduled to sunset on July 31, 2023.

Although changes are in the works[i], DHS has not yet published a final rule that would allow alternate procedures for examining identity and employment eligibility documents. As such, employers should plan on revising current protocols to comply with the July deadline.


[i] On August 18, 2022, DHS published a proposed rule seeking public comment on proposed procedural changes for the examination of identity and eligibility documents.