What is E-Verify Self Check for Individuals?

This system started in late March. This is an initiative that allows individuals in the United States to check their employment eligibility information without charge.

The self check allows individuals to become aware of any inaccuracies in their records. The workers can address incorrect information and seek to resolve any mismatches or inconsistencies before applying for jobs. Most employers are not required to utilize the E-Verify system, however, participation by employers is becoming more common.

There are 4 steps in the system: entry of biographic information by the user; confirmation of identity; entry of work eligibility information such as Social Security number or Alien Registration number; and receipt of employment eligibility information based on the information found in the databases of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

By providing individual users with this secure and confidential process to check their employment eligibility information, E-Verify Self Check should reduce the employer burden of having to resolve tentative non-confirmations and mismatches generated by E-Verify.

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