Did you know you may still be able to verify I-9 documents remotely? But, you’ll need to use the new procedure. Learn more about it below.
As we reported earlier, there’s a new I-9 form, and you should be using it for all new hires. When U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the new form, it also informed us about new requirements for remote verification of I-9 documents. USCIS has dubbed this the alternative procedure.
With workforces having gone remote due to COVID, employers were able to view those documents remotely—temporarily. Now, if you are a qualified employer, you are allowed to conduct Form I-9 remote documentation verification for any employee hired on or after August 1, 2023.