As a reminder, all employees who were onboarded using remote verification must report to their employer within three business days of normal operations resumption for in-person verification of identity and employment eligibility documentation for Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has not further clarified how to apply the "three business days" rule. We understand that normal operations resumption may vary for each department and organization.
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You do not need to wait for the DHS temporary flexibility to end before verifying employee work authorization documents. You can start this process now by using one of the following options:
- Departments that resumed on-site operations:
- Complete the in-person physical inspection of the employee’s documents and update Section 2 to indicate the date of the inspection and the initials of the person who verified the documents.
- Departments still operating remotely:
- Use the Remote Section 2 Amendment function to identify an Authorized Agent who will complete the in-person physical inspection of the employee’s work authorization documents.
We recommend using the Remote Section 2 Amendment option prior to the DHS flexibility end date of December 31, 2021, to minimize the potential bottleneck of having to complete the physical inspection within three business days for all employees hired using remote verification.
There is a new training resource available to assist you with this process: Updating Section 2 following Remote Inspection Job Aid.
Please open a case with us if you have any questions.