E-Verify is a voluntary Internet-based program to help employers verify the work authorization of new hires. The E-Verify process compares information given on a Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) to records from the US Department of Homeland Security, Social Security Administration, immigration and naturalization records, and state-issued driver's licenses and identity document information.
The services are available to all employers across the nation who wish to participate. Certain state and local laws require this verification to be completed when hiring an employee and certain federal contractors. Because state laws are constantly being updated, we suggest contacting the state department of labor to confirm if participation is required.
How is E-Verify different from the Social Security Number Verification Service?
E-Verify confirms the employment eligibility of newly hired employees. The Social Security Administration’s program verifies that a name matches a Social Security Number (SSN). A person in the United States may have a valid SSN but not be authorized to work in the United States.