GLOSSARY

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The Verification Division administers the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) verification programs involving customer access to the Verification Information System (VIS) database. The Verification Division, within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, administers the E-Verify program, which enables employers to quickly and easily verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. In addition, the Verification Division administers the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program.

A case result of Verification in Process means that DHS cannot verify the data and needs more time. The case is automatically referred for further verification. DHS will respond to most of these cases within 24 hours, although some responses may take up to 3 federal government working days. No action is required by either you or the employee at this time.

A verification location is where the employer takes the information from an employee’s Form I-9 and creates a case in E-Verify. Generally, each verification location has its own employer account.

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