Form I-9 After Covid

Navigating the reconciliation process using WorkBright

When the pandemic started in March of 2020, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) relaxed its requirements on the physical inspection of work authorization document viewing, allowing virtual review of these documents to complete Section 2 of Form I-9. Those relaxed guidelines are still in place as of August 2021, but there is an upcoming reconciliation period in which virtually reviewed documents will need to be physically inspected.

WorkBright has been monitoring government guidelines closely and has created this guide alongside new app workflows to ease the reconciliation process when COVID relaxations expire using WorkBright’s Remote I-9 verification software.