Over 80 percent of employees present a driver’s license or state issued identification (ID) card as proof of identity for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Information employers use for E-Verify cases comes from Form I-9. E-Verify is able to verify the validity of driver’s license and ID card information by matching the data from Form I-9 entered by employers against records available to U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This allows for two-part verification by validating the information on certain identity documents in addition to the existing employment authorization check.

For Employers

Driver’s license and ID card validation provides employers with even greater confidence in the responses from E-Verify through two-part verification that helps reduce identity document-based fraud. When an employee presents a driver’s license or ID card, employers will be asked to provide E-Verify with the driver’s license or ID card information from the employee’s Form I-9.