The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will begin disposing of E-Verify records that are over 10 years old in accordance with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) records retention and disposal schedule. If you have been using E-Verify for more than 10 years this means that you will no longer have access to E-Verify cases created prior to December 31, 2004. On January 1, 2016, USCIS will dispose of records created on or prior to December 31, 2005 and this process will continue in subsequent years. It is recommended that E-Verify case numbers be retained with the I-9 form. If you want a record of cases that are more than 10 years old, there is a downloadable report that will include all transaction cases that are more than 10 years old. This report will only be available until December 31, 2014. For guidance on downloading the Historic Records, see “Questions and Answers” and “Instructions for Downloading” on the E-Verify public website www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.
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