Form I-9 is used to confirm the identification and employment authorization of people hired for jobs in the United States. Each person an employer hires for employment in the country must have a fully filled-out Form I-9, including both citizens and noncitizens. The form must be filled out by both employers and workers. In addition, an employee must certify their employment authorization on the form, as well as provide valid identification and authorization documents to the company.
Due to COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have extended the latitude for compliance with Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, standards. The deadline for this interim guideline was originally supposed to be October 31, 2022. However, the DHS has extended the Form I-9 flexibilities up until July 31, 2023, due to continuing COVID-19 measures that are being taken place.
After October 31, 2022, when it is set to expire, it is recommended that employers continue utilizing the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, until further notice. Once the updated Form I-9 is ready, DHS will issue an announcement in the Federal Register.