On February 9, 2012, USCIS announced that eVerify Self Check, a free online service of E-Verify that allows workers to check their own US employment eligibility status, is now available in all 50 US states, Washington, DC, Guam, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.
Launched in March 2011 by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas, today’s announcement delivers on the goal of expanding eVerify Self Check nationally within one year.
“We are pleased to complete, ahead of schedule, our expansion of this important tool for employees,” said USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas during a press conference at the agency’s field office in Orlando, Fla. “Since our initial launch in March, approximately 67,000 people have used Self Check and we anticipate that participation will dramatically increase with service now available to individuals across the country.”
eVerify Self Check was developed through a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide individuals a tool to check their own US employment eligibility status, as well as guidance on how to correct their DHS and SSA records. It is the first online eVerify service offered directly to workers. Available in English and Spanish, eVerify Self Check enables individuals to enter the same information into eVerify Self Check that employers enter into eVerify.
Since the program’s inception, thousands of individuals have used eVerify Self Check, available in English and Spanish, to access their federal employment eligibility records and for guidance on how to correct potential record discrepancies prior to the hiring process.
In August 2011, eVerify Self Check became a bilingual service available to users in both English and Spanish.
For more information on eVerify Self Check, please visit www.uscis.gov/selfcheck.