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3.3 Photo Matching Checklist

If an employee presents a Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551), an Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766), a valid U.S. passport or a valid U.S. passport card, E-Verify prompts the employer to compare the photo ID on the employee’s document to a photo displayed in E-Verify. Matching the two photos helps to ensure the validity of these documents.

NOTE: Use this checklist along with the current MOU and the current E-Verify User Manual.

# Question/Response Section Response Notes
3.0 Do you keep a copy of all documents that trigger photo matching (Permanent Resident Cards (Form I-551), Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766), U.S. passport or passport card) with the employee’s Form I-9? Photo Matching – Process Overview
3.1 Do you compare the photo displayed by E-Verify to the photo on the document presented by the employee (rather than to the employee)? Photo Matching – Process Overview
3.2 Do you consider minor variations in shading and detail between the two photos based on the age and wear of the employee’s document and the quality on the computer monitor? Photo Matching – Process Overview
3.3 Do you select “Yes” or “No” or “No Photo Displayed” to indicate whether the photo on the document matches or does not match the photo displayed in E-Verify? Photo Matching – Process Overview
3.4 When E-Verify requests copies of the documents to be uploaded, do you upload an image of the front and back of your employee’s document? Photo Matching – Process Overview
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