E-Verify Self Check Pilot Starts March 21, 2011
By: Dave Fowler
Assuming there is no government shutdown;
the new E-Verify Self Check feature will begin a pilot on March 21, 2011 in certain
states (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Mississippi, Virginia) plus Washington, D.C. If
you do not currently maintain residency in one of these locations you will not be
able to use Self Check during the pilot.
USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration
Services) was directed by Congress to implement E-Verify Self Check to allow anyone
to check their employment eligibility in the United States.
USCIS has posted an E-Verify
Self Check Interactive Preview on its website. Individuals must complete four
steps to use Self Check. To use Self Check you must verify your identity by answering
personal questions. A third party service is used to complete this identity process
and then only notifies Self Check that your identity has been confirmed. Your information
is not shared with the federal government.
Individuals can use Self Check to identify
data mismatches that may need to be resolved to facilitate government benefits such
as Social Security payments or get a job with a company using E-Verify. Being confirmed
by Self Check does not guarantee that you will be verified by E-Verify. However, it
can indicate mismatch issues so you can resolve them before being submitted to E-Verify.
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