E-Verify is now allowing workers to verify their own eligibility status in all 50 states. It was launched in March 2011 by Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security and now has grown to include all 50 states. The Director of USCIS, Alejandro Mayorkas, has announced that Self Check should expand nationally within the year.
This service is offered to free to anyone over the age of 16 and can be used to confirm your eligibility for employment. This is beneficial because it allows a worker to discover any issues that may arise when employer’s use the E-Verify system. They can then take the appropriate measures to correct any data mismatches in the E-Verify system. E-Verify uses information provided on the I-9 to verify a person’s eligibility for employment in the United States. There are many reasons that can affect the outcome of the verification such as name changes, citizenship changes, mismatch birthdates, etc.
To learn more about Self Check visit: https://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis