By: Bruce E Buchanan, Sebelist Buchanan Law

On May 14, 2021, USCIS will dispose of E-Verify records that are more than 10 years old, which are those dated on or before Dec. 31, 2010. E-Verify employers have until May 14, 2021, to download case information from the Historic Records Report if they want to retain information about these E-Verify cases.

USCIS annually disposes of E-Verify employer records that are 10 years old or older per the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) records retention and disposal schedule. To retain E-Verify case information, an employer (or their program or corporate administrators) may download and save the Historic Records Report, which includes:
• Company name and location;
• Initiated date and verification case number;
• Employee name and date of initial resolution;
• Date of additional resolution and final status; and
• Case closure date and case closure description.

Employers are required to record the E-Verify case verification number on the corresponding Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, or attach a copy of the case details page to the Form I-9. Employers should retain the Historic Records Report with the Forms I-9.

If you are concerned about your company’s immigration compliance, I invite you to read The I-9 and E-Verify Handbook, a book that I co-authored with Greg Siskind, available at