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COVID-19: USCIS issues temporary E-Verify policies

  1. Date Announced

    March 21, 2020

    COVID-19: USCIS E-Verify extends the timeframe for taking action to resolve SSA-based and DHS-based Tentative Nonconfirmations due to public or private office closures. [ID #591]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    March 21, 2020
  3. Subsequent Action

    October 5, 2020

    USCIS issued a reminder to employers enrolled in E-Verify that they must take action on Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNCs) for their employees within 10 federal government working days.

    USCIS sends reminder to employers
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Employment Verification
Agencies Affected: USCIS SSA

Prior Policies

  • Previously, upon receiving a Tentative Nonconfirmation from the E-Verify process, an employee would have eight federal government working days to visit an SSA office to contest their TNC; if 10 days passed with no action from the employee, E-Verify would automatically change the employee's status to Final Nonconfirmation. The new announcement does not explain how long it extends the timeframe for, but presumably is an extension on this previous policy.

    SSA and DHS Tentative Nonconfirmations

Subsequent Action

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