Been Using E-Verify More than 10 years? Preserve Your Records Soon

Dec 15 2016 - Form I-9 - Gail Cecchettini Whaley

e-verify form i-9 preserve records

Make sure you download the Historic Records Report before the end of March.

If you have been using E-Verify for more than ten years, you should be aware that, effective April 1, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be deleting records created prior to December 31, 2006. You will no longer have access to cases you created prior to that date.

If you want a record of older cases, you must download the new “Historic Records Report” before March 31, 2017.

The report will include all transaction records for cases more than 10 years old. You will find instructions to download the report when you log into E-Verify.

If you were not using E-Verify on or before December 31, 2006, you do not need to download the report. There will be no records to report.

USCIS states that it is a best practice to record the E-Verify case verification number on the related Form I-9. Employers are also encouraged to retain the Historic Records Report with the Forms I-9.

Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content

Members can learn more about the Form I-9 in the HRLibrary. Not a member? See how HRCalifornia can help you.

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