GLOSSARY

E-Verify.gov now has an online dictionary (glossary). You can use this dictionary to quickly look up a definition or explanation for a topic. Get started by clicking on the letter your word begins with.

A

Documents designated for determining employment eligibility and identity under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) are listed on Form I-9 and in the Handbook for Employers (M-274) found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/handbook-employers-m-274. Employees have the right to choose which document or combination of documents to present. Any List B document presented to an employer participating in E-Verify must contain a photograph.

The I-94 number is an 11-digit number that is found on the Arrival-Departure Record (Form I-94 or Form I-94A).

A person who operates an airport that serves an aircraft operator or a foreign air carrier required to have a security program under part 1544 or 1546 of Chapter XII, Subtitle B of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

An individual who is not a citizen or national of the United States. “Foreign national” is a synonym and used outside of statutes when referring to noncitizens of the U.S.

A noncitizen who is allowed to work because of his or her immigration status or a noncitizen who is granted work authorization by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

A unique seven-, eight- or nine-digit number assigned to noncitizens at the time their A-file is created. The nine-digit U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services number listed on the front of Permanent Resident Cards (Form I-551) issued after May 10, 2010, is the same as the Alien Registration Number. The A-Number can also be found on the back of these Permanent Resident Cards.

The anti-discrimination notice is published by the Department of Justice, Immigrant and Employee Rights (IER) Section, and provides information to employees concerning discrimination in the workplace. The E-Verify memorandum of understanding (MOU) requires participating employers to clearly display the notice in English and Spanish. Employers may also display the posters in other languages provided by DHS. This notice is available in the View Essential Resources section of E-Verify. For questions about discrimination during the employment eligibility verification process, employers may contact IER at 800-255-8155 or 800-237-2515 (TTY) or visit IER’s website at http://www.justice.gov/ier.

A document issued to noncitizens when admitted into the United States. Some of these forms are stamped to indicate work-authorized status.  Form I-94 or I-94A contains an 11-digit admission number that may be used as part of the initial E-Verify case if the noncitizen employee does not have an Alien Registration Number.

Last Updated Date: