E-Verify : What is e-verify and how to SELF Check.

E-Verify is an Internet-based free system developed by the United States Government to provide business and companies (employers) to verify the work authorization of an alien. It is operated by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration(SSA).

If a business or an agency wants to employ foreign worker and would like to use this free service then they need to sign up with E-Verify on the DHS website [ https://e-verify.uscis.gov/enroll/StartPage.aspx?JS=YES ]

To keep the system transparent and to make sure the alien worker know his/her work status, E-verify system was made available to the foreign worker through their Self-Check system.

Below I will outline the steps involved in verifying your work authorization.

1. Keep your Alien# and I-94 number ready.

2. Go to https://selfcheck.uscis.gov/SelfCheckUI/start.html

3. Enter your details such as Name, Address, DOB, and SSN

4.The site will take you to a third party verification service in which you will be asked about 4-5 questions to verify your identity.

5.After successful verification you can enter the Alien number or I-94, if you do not have the A number just enter the I-94 number and click continue.

The resulting page will provide you with the confirmation about your work authorization. Good Luck!

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