TENTATIVE NONCONFIRMATION (TNC) OVERVIEW

Your employer may inform you that your E-Verify case received a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and/or Social Security Administration (SSA) Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) case result. A DHS and/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 and/or SSA. A DHS and/or SSA TNC case result does not necessarily mean that you are not authorized to work in the United States.

Your employer must notify you of a TNC result and complete the referral process as soon as possible within 10 federal government working days after E-Verify issued the TNC result. You must decide whether to contest (take action) or not contest (do not take action) to resolve the TNC within 10 federal government working days after E-Verify issues the TNC result. You must notify your employer of your decision by the 10th federal government working day after E-Verify issued the TNC result or your employer will close your case in E-Verify.

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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