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COVID-19: USCIS allows employees to use Form I-797 for Form I-9 verification during EAD production delays

  1. Original Date Announced

    August 19, 2020

    USCIS announces that due to EAD production delays caused by COVID-19, certain Forms I-797s, Notice of Action, with a notice date of December 1, 2019 to August 20, 2020 will be valid for establishing employment authorization for Form I-9 purposes. The employee may present the Form I-797 as a List C #7 document. After December 1, 2020, the employee will need to show other evidence of employment authorization for reverification.

    [ID # 1212]

    Form I-9 Verification During EAD Production Delays Due to COVID-19 USCIS
  2. Effective Date

    August 20, 2020

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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