According to the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), effective January 1, 2015, E-Verify transaction records more than 10 years old will be deleted from the system. As a result, employers will no longer have access in E-Verify to cases created prior to December 31, 2004.
To accommodate employers that want a record of cases that are over 10 years old, E-Verify has created a new Historic Records Report. Employers must download the new Report before December 31, 2014. Employers that were not using E-Verify on or before December 31, 2004, need not download the report.
The process of deleting transaction records more than 10 years old will occur annually, according to USCIS. Each year, the agency will notify employers when the Historic Records Report is available for downloading.
For more information and guidance on downloading, USCIS has provided a Fact Sheet and Instructions for employers. To contact E-Verify with questions, click here.