HOW TO CORRECT A TENTATIVE NONCONFIRMATION
- RECEIVE and read the Further Action Notice from E-Verify provided by your employer.
- ENSURE that your name, date of birth, and Social Security number are correct.
- TELL your employer immediately if any information is incorrect. The Further Action Notice explains what a Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) is and explains how to visit a Social Security Administration (SSA) field office or contact the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and what information you will need.
- DECIDE if you are going to contest (take action) or not contest (not take action) to resolve the DHS or SSA TNC case result.
- NOTIFY your employer of your decision.
If you decide to contest the TNC: Your employer will refer your case to DHS or SSA through E-Verify. Your employer will also give you a Referral Date Confirmation, which provides you with the date by which you must visit SSA or contact DHS. Continue to Step 3.
If you decide not to contest the TNC: Your employer may terminate your employment and there are no additional steps for you.
- VISIT an SSA field office OR
- CONTACT DHS within 8 federal government workdays to correct the TNC.
Note: Your employer cannot take adverse action against you—including terminating employment, suspending employment, withholding pay or training, delaying a start date, or otherwise limiting employment—because of your decision to contest a TNC or because your E-Verify case is still pending with DHS or SSA.
- WAIT for your employer to inform you of the final E-Verify case result.
Your case will update automatically in E-Verify based on the update by DHS or SSA. The final E-Verify result will indicate if E-Verify is able to confirm your work authorization.
See Reporting Violations if you believe your employer has misused E-Verify or discriminated against you.