Early this month, USCIS launched a new website E-Verify.gov. The website provides employers, employees, and the public an online platform for electronic employment eligibility verification. The new website will help employers and employees to access E-Verify information through a more user-friendly site.
For years, E-Verify provided employers with the ability to confirm the eligibility of a new workforce to legally work in the United States. E-Verify.gov will now provide all the resources of E-Verify through a streamlined system. Employers can use E-Verify.gov to:
- Confirm the identity of new employees through matching Employment Eligibility Verification with Social Security Administration (SSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) records;
- Receive up to date information regarding the eligibility status of an employee (nearly all employees are confirmed to work within 24 hours);
- Enroll directly in E-Verify, or access current E-Verify accounts.
For individuals, E-Verify.gov allows anyone over the age of 16 in the United States to self-check their work eligibility status. With a myE-Verify account, Self-Check allows individuals to check to see if their employment records are correct and provides instructions to correct records with the appropriate agency.
The system currently has 800,000 enrolled employers, with data from thousands of more employees from Form I-9 records. The new website, E-Verify.gov, will make accessing this information easier for both employers and employees.