1.0 Introduction

This guide provides a high level overview of the E-Verify process that employers follow when using E Verify. All users must follow the guidelines set forth in the E Verify Memorandum of Understanding for Employers (MOU). This guide should be used as a supplement to the E Verify User Manual.

For the purpose of this manual, the term ‘employer’ means any person, company, or other entity that is required to complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) including any individual with an E-Verify user account.

E-Verify works by electronically comparing the information from an employee’s Form I 9 with records available to SSA and/or DHS to verify the identity and employment eligibility of each newly hired employee and/or employee assigned to a covered federal contract.

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