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myE-Verify - Commitment To Privacy

Our Privacy Commitment to You

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is committed to maintaining the privacy of your personally identifiable information (PII) in accordance with USCIS standards. Therefore, we require you to authenticate your identity at a high level of assurance before establishing a myE-Verify account.

Privacy Act Statement

AUTHORITIES: Section 404 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 authorizes us to collect your information.

PURPOSE: USCIS uses the information you supply to quickly authenticate your identity and to provide you with a secure myE-Verify account and access to the full range of myE-Verify services. USCIS uses a private sector Credential Service Provider (CSP) to establish and maintain your myE-Verify account. When you create a myE-Verify account, your Social Security number will be stored securely.

ROUTINE USES: The information you provide for a myE-Verify account will be shared with a private sector CSP under contract with USCIS for the purpose of identity authentication. A complete list of routine uses for this information is available in the DHS E-Authentication System of Records (Department of Homeland Security/ALL-037 E-Authentication Records System of Records which can be found at http://www.dhs.gov/privacy. The DHS Privacy Notice for USCIS myAccount creation and use is found at Citizenship and Immigration Services - Legal (uscis.gov).

DISCLOSURE: Providing this information (including your SSN) is voluntary; however, failure to provide the requested information will prevent you from authenticating your identity and creating a myE‑Verify account.

Collection, Retention and Use of Information About You

To create a Self Check case, you must first establish a myE-Verify account. Creating an account will require you to input the following information and pass an identity quiz. If you already have a myUSCIS account, then you have direct access to myE‑Verify.

  • Enter and confirm email address
  • Follow instructions in your email inbox message
  • Agree to Terms and Conditions
  • Create a password
  • Enter code sent securely and directly to you
  • Create security questions
  • Choose myE-Verify login
  • Enter personal information to include Social Security number and mailing address
  • Complete identity proofing

By registering, you consent to the myE-Verify system sending you periodic service announcements and administrative messages via email. You may unsubscribe from these messages at any time.

USCIS uses a third-party private sector Credential Service Provider (CSP) to establish and maintain your myE-Verify account. As part of the account registration process, you will be presented with a quiz containing questions that only you should be able to answer. The CSP generates these questions based on commercial identity verification information collected by third-party companies from financial institutions and other services providers. USCIS does not have access to this commercial information. USCIS and the CSP may also collect and use technical data and related information, including but not limited to technical information about your device, system and peripherals, that is gathered periodically to facilitate software updates and product support to you related to this credential. This information will not be used for any other purpose.

In order to generate the quiz, some of the data you supplied during Self Check (your name, DOB and SSN) will be passed to the CSP. You consent to providing such information, including PII, to the CSP and agree to the CSP’s use, storage and sharing of such information to its affiliates and third parties as needed to confirm your identity, issue credentials or perform authentication services. PII will be used solely for issuing credentials and providing identity authentications and will be held no longer than is necessary in order to provide you with such services. To ensure you are the same person who originally passed Self Check, these data elements cannot be altered. USCIS does not have access to your quiz questions or the answers you provide. The CSP maintains a record of your myE‑Verify account on behalf of USCIS. USCIS maintains a record of Self Lock transactions in E‑Verify including your name, SSN, DOB, email address, security questions and answers and transaction date.

If you would like to learn more about how myE-Verify protects your privacy, please review the myE-Verify Privacy Impact Assessment available at www.dhs.gov/privacy.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time.

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