USCIS Update: Expired List B Documents Permitted for Form I-9

Among many stay-at-home orders and new restrictions due to COVID-19, employees may experience challenges renewing a state driver’s license, a state ID card, or other Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification List B identity document.

Because of this, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a temporary policy regarding expired List B identity documents used to complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

Beginning May 1st, 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 the same as if the employee presented a valid receipt for an acceptable document for Form I-9 purposes. 

For a more detailed, step-by-step process on acceptable expired documents, please visit:

DHS continues to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 national emergency and will provide updated guidance as needed. 



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