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4.2 E-Verify Needs More Time

E-Verify Needs More Time means that DHS cannot verify the data and needs more time. The case is automatically referred for further verification. DHS will respond to most of these cases within 24 hours, although some responses may take up to 3 federal government working days. No action is required by either you or the employee at this time, but you can check E-Verify daily for a response.

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Federal law prohibits employers from taking any adverse action against an employee because his or her case receives a E-Verify Needs More Time case result

E-Verify Needs More Time Summary


  • Check E-Verify for case result updates
  • Follow next steps based on case result provided


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