Immigration Blog

DHS/USCIS Launch E-Verify Self Check

By Bill at March 29, 2011 17:36
Filed Under: Immigration News

On March 21, 2011, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the launch of E-Verify Self Check—an innovative service that allows individuals in the United States to check their employment eligibility status before formally seeking employment.

E-Verify Self Check is the first online E-Verify program offered directly to workers and job seekers. This voluntary, free, fast and secure service was developed through a partnership between DHS and the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify Self Check is a voluntary, fast, free and simple service that allows you to check your employment eligibility in the United States. If any mismatches are found between the information you provide and your Department of Homeland Security or Social Security Administration records, Self Check will inform you of how to correct those mismatches.

Once you have confirmed your employment eligibility using Self Check, you are unlikely to encounter difficulties upon being hired by an E-Verify participating employer.

USCIS is releasing the E-Verify Self Check service in phases. At this point the service is offered only to users that maintain an address and are physically located in Arizona, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Idaho, Mississippi, or Virginia.