US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that E-Verify “Self Check” is now available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and US territories.
- What is Self Check?
E-Verify Self Check is a free online service that allows US workers to verify their own employment eligibility status and determine if government records on their identities are accurate. If government records are inaccurate, the online service provides individuals guidance on how to correct them before applying for jobs.
- How are E-Verify and Self Check related?
E-Verify is an internet-based program that employers can use to verify the employment eligibility of their employees after an offer of employment has been accepted. Self Check is designed to provide workers with the results of an E-Verify check before beginning a new job.
- How do E-Verify and Self Check Work?
E-Verify compares information from an employee’s Form I-9 for Employment Eligibility Verification to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. Self Check enables workers to use the same information that employers enter into E-Verify and check it against the same databases that E-Verify checks and get results right away.
- Can I be required to use Self Check?
Employers may not require applicants or employees to use Self Check or provide proof of positive Self Check results in order to keep or accept a job.
The free Self Check tool is available in English and Spanish. It is available to anyone in the US over the age of 16. Visit the USCIS Self Check website for more information or use the Self Check now.