TENTATIVE NONCONFIRMATION (TNC) OVERVIEW

Your employer may inform you that your E-Verify case received a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) case result. A DHS or SSA TNC means that the information your employer entered in E-Verify from your Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, did not match records available to DHS or SSA. A DHS or SSA TNC case result does not necessarily mean that you are not authorized to work in the United States.

E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmation Overview: Step 1 - Receive TNC Notification: Employer reviews the Further Action Notice with the employee. Step 2 – Decide whether to contest: If the employee decides to contest the TNC, the Further Action Notice will explain the next steps. Step 3 – Contact DHS or SSA: the employee has eight federal working days to contact SSA or DHS.

An SSA TNC may occur if:

  • Your citizenship or immigration status was not updated with SSA.
  • You did not report your name change to SSA.
  • Your name, Social Security number, or date of birth is incorrect in SSA records.
  • Your SSA records contain another type of mismatch.
  • Your employer did not enter your information correctly.

A DHS TNC may occur if:

  • Your name, Alien Registration Number (A-Number), Form I-94 (Arrival-Departure Record) number, and/or foreign passport number are incorrect in DHS records.
  • Your U.S. passport, passport card, driver’s license, foreign passport, or state ID card information could not be verified.
  • Your information was not updated in DHS records.
  • Your citizenship or immigration status changed.
  • Your record contains another type of error.
  • Your employer did not enter your information correctly.
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