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Temporary DHS Policy Allows US Employers to Accept Certain Expired Identity Documents

Updated: Aug 1, 2022

Employers can Temporarily Accept Certain Expired Identity Documents

As of May 1, 2020, Employers can temporarily accept Employees’ expired Identity Documents (List B documents) for documents that expired on or after March 1, 2020. This is because of COVID-19 related DMV shut-downs. Employers Should Record the Applicable Expired Identity Documents as Receipts on the Form I-9

If an employee presents an otherwise valid List B document that expired on or after March 1, 2020, the employer can treat this document as a valid receipt, meaning it is valid for 90 days. The I-9 should be updated with the employee’s new document once the employee receives their new document. I-9 Administrator Certification & Training

ICE Best Practices includes Employers completing annual I-9 administrator and certification training. If your I-9 administrators have not gone through training on the new I9, now is the time to have them trained by I-9 experts. Please consider registering for one of our live I-9 training webinars, taught by licensed and experienced corporate immigration attorneys by clicking here:

Leyla McMullen


NOT LEGAL ADVICE: This article is for educational purposes only, it is not legal advice that may be applicable to our situation

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