E-Verify Self-Check Launched by DHS
Posted By Verma Law Firm
The Department of Homeland Security recently announced its new program, E-Verify Self Check. The self check program is open to workers who maintain an address, and are physically located in, Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Mississippi, Virginia, or the District of Columbia. This is the first instance where E-Verify has been offered directly to workers. There are four basic steps to the E-Verify Self Check process: (1) the user enters indentifying information online (name, date of birth, addresses), (2) the user confirms his or her identity by answering demographic and/or financial questions generated by a third-party identity-assurance service, (3) the user enters work-eligibility information such as a Social Security number and, depending on citizenship status, an Alien Registration number, and (4) E-Verify Self Check checks the user's information against relevant SSA and DHS databases and returns information on eligibility. For the full article on E-Verify Self Check, please visit the USCIS website.