The Form I-9 requirement flexibility first introduced in March 2020 has been extended to December 31, 2021.
On Tuesday, August 31, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the temporary flexibility for Form I-9 would extend through the end of the year. The temporary guidance was set to expire on August 31, 2021. The continued extension is a precaution related to COVID-19.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, employers should monitor the DHS and ICE’s Workforce Enforcement announcements about when the extensions end and normal operations resume. Erickson Immigration Group will continue to share updates as more news is available. If you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or case-specific questions, please contact your employer or EIG attorney.