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Employee Email Notifications

Email notifications are a great way for employees to learn that they need to do something for their E‑Verify case.  To receive these notifications, employees must provide their email address in the optional email field on Section 1 of Form I-9.

Form I-9 Section 1 Field

When the employee provides his or her email address, the employer must enter the employee’s email address into E-Verify.  The employer must not enter an email address other than the email address the employee provided on Form I-9. E-Verify will send the employee an email if any of the following occur:

  1. E-Verify provides a Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) because the information entered into E‑Verify from Form I-9 does not match government records.

  2. The employer refers the case to the Social Security Administration (SSA) or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) after the employee contests (takes action to resolve) a TNC.

  3. The employee has not contacted SSA or DHS within four days of the date that the employer referred the case to SSA or DHS.

  4. E-Verify confirmed that the employee is eligible to work in the United States according to DHS records, but also found that SSA records need to be updated to reflect naturalization.

Email notifications do not replace the current TNC process. Employers are still required to notify employees of TNCs and their right to contest by giving them a Further Action Notice from E-Verify.

Visit our Foreign Language Resource page to view the notices and letters in Arabic, Carolinian, Chamorro, Chinese, French, German, Haitian-Creole, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marshallese, Palauan, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 10/26/2015