2.6 TERMINATE COMPANY PARTICIPATION
Participation in E-Verify may be terminated voluntarily by employers. To terminate participation a program administrator, corporate administrator, the signatory of the MOU, or an authorized employer representative must submit a termination request no later than 30 days in advance of the date the employer would like to close its account.
Employers may request termination electronically through E-Verify (see Terminate Company Account – Process Overview) or by submitting a written termination notice to E-Verify@dhs.gov.
During this 30-day period, employers must resolve all open cases in E-Verify, and they must not use E-Verify to create new cases. Employers are required to close all open E-Verify cases, even after the request to terminate the E-Verify account is made.
IMPORTANT: Once an account is terminated, employers will no longer have access to their account and its associated records is lost. To preserve the records from an E-Verify account, see Section 3.0 to create and retain a user audit report before the account is terminated. E-Verify case information and documentation must be retained for your employees for the same length of time as their Forms I-9.
To close a verification location’s E-Verify account, complete the steps outlined in Close Company Account – Process Overview.
TERMINATE COMPANY ACCOUNT – PROCESS OVERVIEW
- From Company Location, select Close Company Accounts.
Type the reason for termination in the Termination Request Reason field.
Indicate if you wish to close all or some verification locations.
Click Request Termination.
A message will appear informing you that E-Verify will be notified of your request to terminate participation in the program.
If you submitted a termination request by mistake, you should contact the E-Verify Contact Center at 888-464-4218 for assistance.