Federal: DHS Ending COVID-19 Temporary Policy for Form I-9 Expired List B Identity Documents


Beginning May 1, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is ending the COVID-19 Temporary Policy for List B Identity Documents and employers will no longer be able to accept expired List B documents. DHS adopted the temporary policy in response to the difficulties many individuals had with renewing documents during the COVID-19 pandemic. DHS is ending this flexibility because document-issuing authorities have reopened and/or provided alternatives to in-person renewals so starting May 1, 2022, employers must only accept unexpired List B documents. 

If an employee presented an expired List B document between May 1, 2020, and April 30, 2022, employers are required to update their Forms I-9 by July 31, 2022. 

Read more about the temporary policy and see an update requirements table for an employee’s Form I-9 on the I-9 Central USCIS related page.