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Extension of COVID Flexibility for I-9s

Updated: Aug 1, 2022


The Department of Homeland Security has announced an extension their flexibility on I-9 requirements for employers operating remotely due to COVID-19. The flexibility allows employers with specifically written policies to review documents provided to establish identity and employment authorization remotely. With this extension these policies will now last from December 31st until April 30, 2022.

We have reported on the changes presented and explain how to instill a COVID-related policy by implementing these I-9 flexibilities: DHS Guidance Update for E-Verify and I-9 Compliance During COVID-19 Pandemic.


As a reminder, the policy allows for employers with specifically written policies to virtually inspect documents presented for Form I-9 purposes. If your company still needs to set up your policy or wants to learn more about it, you can access our FREE video discussion on these policy changes.



Amanda Gonzalez

Marketing Director

Corporate Immigration Compliance Institute







NOTE: NOT LEGAL ADVICE - This article is for educational purposes only, it is not legal advice that may be applicable to your situation The information provided here does not constitute legal advice. It is general information regarding law and policy that may be applicable to your particular HR issue or legal problem. Information provided in this blog, or any of our other public posts, does not create an attorney-client relationship. For specific advice you can rely upon, please contact your attorney.


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