E-Verify, authorized by Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), is a web-based system through which employers electronically confirm the employment eligibility of their employees.
In the E-Verify process, employers create cases based on information taken from an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. E-Verify then electronically compares that information to records available to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). The employer usually receives a response within a few seconds either confirming the employee’s employment eligibility or indicating that the employee needs to take further action to complete the case.
E-Verify is administered by SSA and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS facilities compliance with U.S. immigration law by providing E-Verify program support, user support, training and outreach, and developing innovative technological solutions in employment eligibility verification.
Visit the E-Verify data page for in-depth information on E-Verify, including performance and usage statistics, reports, system enhancements, and the participating employer search tool.