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.

U

The federal government agency that is responsible for international relations. DOS issues U.S. passports and passport cards. U.S. passport and passport card records are available to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for confirmation of employment eligibility within E-Verify.

A nine-digit number listed on the front of Permanent Resident Cards (Form I-551) issued after May 10, 2010 that is the same as the Alien number.  The A-number can also be found on the back of these Permanent Resident Cards (Form I-551).

An individual with a corporate administrator, program administrator or general user account assigned for use of E-Verify.

The user ID is an assigned ID with letters and numbers that identifies the user of a computer system or network. All users who create cases in E-Verify must have their own user IDs. The user ID must be eight characters and may be letters, numbers or a combination of both. A user ID is not case-sensitive.

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