In order to comply with the National Archives and Records Administration’s retention and disposal schedule, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will on January 1, 2015, delete all E-Verify transaction records more than 10 years old from the system. After that, employers will no longer have access in E-Verify to cases created prior to December 31, 2004.
For employers that want a record of cases that are more than 10 years old, E-Verify has created a new Historic Records Report that will include all transaction records for cases more than 10 years old. However, access to the report is only available until December 31, 2014.
It is a best practice to record the E-Verify case verification numbers on the relating Form I‑9. Accordingly, employers are encouraged to retain the Historic Records Report with the Forms I-9.
Hereinafter, E-Verify will delete transaction records more than ten years old annually. USCIS will advise employers each year when the Historic Records Report is available for downloading.