Skip to Page Content

Soft Reminder for E-Verify and I-9 changes as a result of COVID-19

    April 14, 2020

    Soft reminder of my webinar, this Thursday afternoon, in regards to I-9 and E-Verify updates due to COVID-19…….




    Good afternoon to SHRM leadership NC,

    I’m Dave, a Sr. Form I-9 and E-Verify SME speaker that works in the very USCIS division, in Washington, D.C., that houses both programs.  Due to COVID-19, I’m being flooded with questions in regards to Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance given the recent announcements released from ICE (Immigration Custom Enforcement), the agency that conducts I-9 audits, and USCIS’s Verification Division where E-Verify has recently extended timeframe for taking action to resolve Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNC).   

    With this said, I will be conducting a pair of one-hour webinars (Apr 16th @ 1:00  /  Apr 22nd @ 10:00am)  where I will cover the updates, due to COVID-19, to the I-9 and E-Verify.  An invitation to attend will also be extended to SHRM members in SC, TN, VA & WV.  I understand each of you may not be able, or wish, to attend but your chapter members make like to have this opportunityThe advantage of the invite – once your members accept the invite it will place it on their calendar.  A separate invite, for the Apr 22nd session, will be sent out directly after this one).

    No registration needed – simply click on the link below about 10-15 minutes prior to the start time.  That’s it!

    E-Verify uses Cisco WebEx as our webinar platform. If you have never joined a Cisco WebEx session before, please prepare your web browser before the session by visiting our webinar page (scroll down to the bottom of that page) for instructions.


    Session Highlights:

    • DHS announces flexibility in requirements related to Form I-9 compliance due to COVID-19  
    • E-Verify extends timeframe for taking action to resolve Tentative Nonconfirmations  
    • Any other updates that have been released by the date of each session

    After covering the above items, I’ll cover the following…

    • When must you start using Form I-9’s new version released on Jan 31, 2020
    • What blocks require an entry of N/A is an entry is not made
    • What address go in each address block (this may surprise many attendees)
    • Can a Preparer or Translator also complete Section 2
    • What is the correct way to make a correction on Form I-9 and who can make them
    • Can you use abbreviations
    • How to complete Form I-9 for remote hires
    • Which documents are not to be reverified
    • .....and more

    Again, these webinars are free!  I’ve been a speaker on these topics for 12 years and conducted well over 650 presentations around the country via live and webinar platforms to groups that include HR, Compliance, Payroll and Attorneys.  I’ve attached by bio for your review.  In 2014, ARSHRM State Council awarded me with their ‘Friend of HR’ award.  Feel free to view a host of events where I have been a speaker on either topic and connect with me on LinkedIn        


    Take care – stay safe,




    Dave Basham

    Form I-9 and E-Verify Speaker

    Engagement Branch, Verification Division

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

    Department of Homeland Security

    Washington, D.C.


    Visit us