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E-Verify and myE-Verify Services are Temporarily Unavailable

E-Verify will be unavailable from April 20 at 9 p.m. to April 22 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) as we implement system enhancements.

Employer Accounts

While E-Verify is unavailable, employers will not be able to access their E-Verify accounts to:

  • Enroll in E-Verify;
  • Create an E-Verify case;
  • View or take action on any case;
  • Add, delete, or edit any user account;
  • Reset passwords;
  • Edit company information;
  • Request to terminate an account; and
  • Run reports.

E-Verify Policies That Will Minimize Impact

We understand that E-Verify’s unavailability may impact employer operations. To minimize the burden on both employers and employees, we have implemented the following policies:

  • Employers may not take adverse action against an employee because the E-Verify case is in an interim case status (such as a Tentative Nonconfirmation, DHS Verification in Process, or a Case in Continuance), including while the employee’s case is in an extended interim case status due to E-Verify’s unavailability. 
  • Federal contractors with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause should contact their contracting officer to inquire about extending federal contractor deadlines.

Available E-Verify Resources 

For your convenience, several free E-Verify resources are still available.

Form I-9 Requirements

The E-Verify outage does not affect the requirements for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers must still complete Form I-9 no later than the third business day after employment and comply with all other Form I-9 requirements outlined in the Handbook for Employers (M-274) and on I-9 Central

myE-Verify Accounts

myE-Verify will be unavailable and employees will not be able to access their myE-Verify accounts to use:

  • Self Check
  • Self Lock
  • Case History
  • Case Tracker 

However, employees may visit the Resource Center and Employee Rights Toolkit for information on their rights and roles in the Form I-9 and E-Verify processes.

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