HOW TO CORRECT YOUR IMMIGRATION RECORD
E-Verify compares information from your Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records. If the information matches, you are authorized to work in the United States. If there's a mismatch, E-Verify will alert your employer and you will be allowed to work while you resolve the problem.
After Resolving a DHS Tentative Nonconfirmation
A DHS Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) means that the information your employer entered in E-Verify from your Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, did not match your immigration records with DHS. Once you have successfully resolved the DHS TNC (by following the steps on your Further Action Notice), you may choose to take additional steps to correct your immigration records. Correcting inaccuracies in your immigration records can prevent future DHS TNCs.
To correct your immigration records, use one of the following methods:
Contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to correct your Form I-551, Lawful Permanent Resident Card or Form I-766, Employment authorization Document.
You may schedule an InfoPass appointment for an in-person interview at a local USCIS office, or call the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283. For users who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind or have speech disabilities which require accommodation: TTY / ASCII: 800-877-8339, Voice: 866-377-8642 or Video Relay Service (VRS): 877-709-5798
Scheduling an appointment is the fastest way to correct your USCIS records. Remember to bring documentation supporting your immigration status.
Submit a Privacy Act amendment request in writing.
If you know the information that needs to be corrected in your record, you may submit a request to correct your USCIS records to the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIA/PA) Office at the following address:
Privacy Act Amendment
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
National Records Center
P.O. Box 648010
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064-8010
You should include the following information in your submission, if available:
- The reason you are submitting your request. For example, “I am submitting this Privacy Act request to correct my records because I received an E-Verify TNC.”
- Copies of your immigration or citizenship document.
- A description of the information that is inaccurate and the reason it is inaccurate.
- Your proposed change(s) to the record.
- Your A-File number and full name.
- Your date and place of birth.
- Your notarized signature.
- Your mailing address.
- Other information that may help USCIS locate the record.
If you do not know the information you need to correct, you may submit Form G-639, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request (PDF) to obtain copies of your records. This form is also available at your nearest USCIS office.
The form is not required to submit your request. You may also send a letter that includes the information listed in Option 1. Make sure to mark the envelope “Privacy Act Request.” For more information, including where to send your request, see the How to File a FOIA/PA Request page.
Contact USCIS or U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to correct your Form I-94, Arrival-Departure Record.
If there is an error in your USCIS - issued Form I-94, contact USCIS to correct the record. You may schedule an InfoPass appointment for an in-person interview at a local USCIS office, or call the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283. For users who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind or have speech disabilities which require accommodation: TTY / ASCII: 800-877-8339, Voice: 866-377-8642 or Video Relay Service (VRS): 877-709-5798
If the error in your Form I-94 occurred when you entered the United States, you must visit a local CBP deferred inspection site or port of entry to have it corrected. Please visit CBP’s web pages on deferred inspection sites and ports of entry for more information.
Visit the links below for information on how to renew or replace your immigration documents see:
Contact the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).
If you are a student or exchange visitor, go to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) website to find information on how to update your records.