HOW TO PROCESS A TENTATIVE NONCONFIRMATION
- RECEIVE, read and reply to the Further Action Notice from E-Verify provided by your employer within 10 federal government working days after E-Verify issued the Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC).
- 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. E-Verify requires you to complete Steps 1 and 2 within 10 federal government working days after E-Verify issued the TNC.
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.
If you do not tell your employer whether you will contest the TNC, within 10 federal government working days after E-Verify issued the TNC, your employer should close the case. Your employer may terminate your employment and there are no additional steps for you.
- VISIT an SSA field office OR
- To take action to resolve a DHS TNC, call DHS at 888-897-7781 (TTY: 877-875-6028) and speak to a representative who will help you work through the details of your case. Or, if you have a myE-Verify account, you can submit the required documents to DHS electronically that show your employment authorization and then call DHS at 888-897-7781 (TTY: 877-875-6028).
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.