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USCIS Announces COVID-19 Temporary Policy for List B Identity Documents

May 05, 2020

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced new guidance for Form I-9 completion, including implementing a temporary policy for acceptance of List B expired documents in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. List B documents are identity documents for I-9 purposes. For example, a common list B document is a driver’s license.  Beginning on May 1, identity documents found in List B set to expire on or after March 1, 2020, and not otherwise extended by the issuing authority, may be treated as if the employee presented a valid receipt for an acceptable document for Form I-9 purposes. If an employee’s state ID or driver’s license expired on or after March 1, 2020, and the state has extended the document expiration date due to COVID-19, then it is acceptable as a List B document for Form I-9. (Read More)

Article By: Jorge R. Lopez & Elizabeth A. Whiting Littler

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