E-Verify USER MANUAL

3.2 VERIFICATION IN PROCESS

A case result of Verification in Process 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. Employers may not terminate or take any other adverse action against an employee (such as denying work, delaying training, withholding pay, or otherwise assuming that he or she is not authorized to work) because of the TNC, until the TNC becomes a Final Nonconfirmation. See Verification in Process – Process Overview. 

VERIFICATION IN PROCESS – PROCESS OVERVIEW

  • E-Verify displays a Verification in Process case result in the View/Search Cases screen. See Section 4.2 Case Alerts and View/Search Cases for guidance on how to search for and view existing cases in E-Verify.
  • When you open a case with a Verification in Process case result, E-Verify displays the E-Verify Needs More Time screen below.
  • Screen shot of E-Verify screen with Verification in Process case result.
  • Check E-Verify for changes to case results.
  • DHS may take 3 federal government working days to respond.
  • Follow the next step based on the case result provided.

After the 3 federal government working days, a Verification in Process case result will provide one of the following case results:

  • EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZED, Section 3.1
  • TENTATIVE NONCONFIRMATION (TNC), Section 3.3
  • CASE IN CONTINUANCE, Section 3.4

Each case result requires its own actions or steps to continue or close the case. These actions are outlined in the case result sections throughout this manual.

VERIFICATION IN PROCESS SUMMARY

EMPLOYER ACTION
  • Check E-Verify for case result updates
  • Follow next steps based on case result provided
  • An employer may not take adverse action against an employee because of a Verification in Process result
EMPLOYEE ACTION
  • None
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