E-Verify / Potential Shutdown Notification

Posted on: April 25, 2017

Please be advised E-Verify may not be accessible in the event of a government shutdown which could occur at the end of this week if a funding bill is not passed by Congress.

In the event of a government shutdown, employers are reminded that they must continue to complete Form I-9’s in compliance with the law and plan on creating cases in the E-Verify system when the service resumes.

Employees would still be required to complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 on or before the first day of employment, and employers would still need to complete Section 2 of the Form I-9 no later than the third business day after an employee begins working for pay.

During prior shutdowns, USCIS issued guidance suspending the “3-day rule” for any case affected by the shutdown.

Historically, employees caught in Tentative-Non-Confirmations were also provided with an extended time period to resolve the TNC.

Please continue to enter E-Verify cases into our system as usual. Once the potential shutdown ends, we will then auto process all outstanding E-Verify cases.

We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.