Update Applicable to:
All employers who use E-verify
On April 1, 2022, the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will dispose of E-Verify records that are more than 10 years old, which are those dated on or before December 31, 2011.
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What are the details?
USCIS annually disposes of E-Verify employer records that are 10 years old or older per the National Archives and Records Administration records retention and disposal schedule (N 1-566-08-7). This reduces security and privacy risks associated with the U.S. government retaining personally identifiable information.
To retain E-Verify case information, an employer (or their program or corporate administrators) may download and save the Historic Records Report, which includes:
• Company name and location;
• Initiated date and verification case number;
• Employee name and date of initial resolution;
• Date of additional resolution and final status; and
• Case closure date and case closure description.
Employers are required to record the E-Verify case verification number on the corresponding Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification or attach a copy of the case details page to the Form I-9. Employers should retain the Historic Records Report with each Form I-9.
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For more information, please see the links below:
E-Verify Records Disposal Information
What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links provided above and follow the instructions on how to download records from E-Verify if they wish to retain any information that may be deleted.