E-Verify System Was Unavailable January 4th and 5th 2021: What Employers Need to Know

The E-Verify system experienced technical issues which caused it to be unavailable beginning at some point January 4th, 2021through the entire business day of January 5th, 2021

For employers who participate in E-Verify, it is important to note that the unavailability of E-Verify has no impact on an employer’s ability to timely complete the Form I-9 and employers should never delay and employee’s start date due an inability to create a case in E-Verify. 


As of February 24, 2020, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires new forms and additional documents for most types of immigration cases in order to address the revised Public Charge Rule.  


Foreign nationals may be inadmissible to the United States for a multitude of reasons, including health-related grounds, economic grounds, criminal grounds, moral grounds, violations of the Immigration and Nationality Act regarding entry or documentation, fraud or misrepresentations, security and related grounds, and other miscellaneous grounds.

B-1 Business Visitor

A B-1 business visa is the most common type of visa to conduct business in the United States. B-1 business visitors are admitted to the United States for a limited period of time for the purpose of engaging in short-term commercial or professional activity, but not for productive employment or so-called “local labor for hire.”