Verification Process Overview
Initial Verification Process
The E-Verify process begins with a completed Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Next, employers create a case in E-Verify using the information from their employee’s Form I-9 no later than the third business day after the employee starts work for pay.
If the employee provided a Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card; Form I-766, Employment Authorization Document; or a U.S. Passport or Passport Card, the employer will automatically be prompted to compare the employee’s photo ID with a photo displayed in E-Verify. This helps ensure that the document the employee provided is valid and relates to them.
After employers have entered their employee’s information into E-Verify, they’ll receive an initial case result. If there is a tentative nonconfirmation case result due to a mismatch between the information submitted and the records available to the Social Security Administration (SSA) or Department of Homeland Security (DHS), further action is required by the employee before E-Verify can provide a final case result and the verification process is complete. To learn more about case results visit the E-Verify User Manual.
Interim Case Results
If employers receive an interim case result, additional action is required before E-Verify can provide a final case result and the verification process is complete. Learn more about interim case results by visiting the E-Verify User Manual.
Final Case Results
To complete the E-Verify process, a case must receive a final case result and then be closed.