Beginning on August 1, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin deactivating E-Verify user IDs that have not been accessed for 270 days [PDF version].1 In order to avoid deactivation, E-Verify users should log in to their accounts at least once every 270 days.
The news release lists three steps that corporate administrators and Program Administrators should take before August 1, 2016:
- Log in to E-Verify before August 1 if they have not accessed E-Verify for 270 days.
- Review all E-Verify user IDs for their company account in order to determine if E-Verify access is still required for those users.
- Terminate any active E-Verify user IDs that no longer need access to E-Verify.
Questions regarding the E-Verify system may be directed to USCIS [link current as of June 18, 2016]. Employers should consult with an experienced immigration attorney for guidance on issues regarding the E-Verify system and employing nonimmigrant and immigrant workers in general.