GLOSSARY

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Any travel document issued by a competent authority showing the bearer’s origin, identity and nationality, if any, which is valid for the entry of the bearer into a foreign country.

Document issued by the U.S. Department of State to U.S. citizens and noncitizen nationals.

A unique identifier that allows registered E-Verify users access to E-Verify.

Issued by the former Immigration and Naturalization Service after December 1997 and now issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, this card is the current version given to permanent residents. The document is valid for 10 years. In the current version of the Permanent Resident Alien Card (Form I-551), the name of the document was changed from Resident Alien Card to Permanent Resident Card.

A noncitizen who has been lawfully granted the privilege of residing and working permanently in the United States.

The photo on the employee’s document matches the photo supplied by E-Verify. The photo transmitted by E-Verify should be the same (identical) photo that appears on an employee’s U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or U.S. Department of State (DOS) issued document. Employers should be able to determine whether the photos match.

During the verification case, employers match the photos on certain documents provided by employees when completing Form I-9 with the photo that appears in E-Verify. Photo matching is triggered only when an employee has provided a U.S. Passport, Passport Card, Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551) or an Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766) as his or her Form I-9 document.

The photo on the employee’s document does not match the photo supplied by E-Verify. The photo transmitted by E-Verify should be the same (identical) photo that appears on an employee’s U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued document. If the employer determines that it does not match, a “DHS Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC)” case result is issued and the employee is given the opportunity to contest the TNC.

An individual in your company who can be contacted about E-Verify issues. This person may or may not be one of the two user types.

The prohibitive practice of creating a case in E-Verify before a job offer has been accepted and Form I-9 is complete.

This user type creates user accounts at his or her site. This user can view reports, create cases, update account information and unlock user accounts.

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