Alert: “E-Verify Self Check” Available to Individuals in Virginia and Select States

The E-Verify Self Check (“Self Check”) service is a free, Internet-based application that can be used by any worker in the United States who is over 16 to confirm his or her work authorization status. The service is currently available on a pilot basis in five states, including Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Self Check is the first online data verification service offered directly to individuals in the U.S. workforce by the E-Verify Program.

Self Check is part of E-Verify, the Department of Homeland Security program administered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in partnership with the Social Security Administration. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that enables an employer, using information reported on an employee’s Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States.

The Self Check service enables individual workers to access the same database of information that employers interact with when using E-Verify. The purpose is allow individuals

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