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E-Verify After Government Shutdown

Posted January 28, 2019Articles

During the 35 day federal government shutdown E-Verify was not available to employers. Employers have until February 11th to enter cases for all hires made during the shutdown period.

USCIS instructed that employers use the hire date from the employee's Form I-9 when creating an E-Verify case. If the case creation date is more than three days following the worker's start date, select "Other" from the drop-down list asking for an explanation and enter "E-Verify Not Available" as the reason.

For further information on handling tentative nonconfirmations please see USCIS guidance.