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E-Verify

Tentative Nonconfirmation Overview

Your employer may inform you that your E-Verify case received a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) case result. A DHS or SSA TNC means that the information your employer entered in E-Verify from your Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, did not match records available to DHS or SSA. A DHS or SSA TNC case result does not necessarily mean that you are not authorized to work in the United States.

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An SSA Tentative Nonconfirmation may occur if:

  • Your citizenship or immigration status changed since you last received your Social Security number.
  • You changed your name but did not report the change to SSA.
  • Your name, Social Security number or date of birth was recorded incorrectly in SSA records.
  • There is another type of mismatch with your SSA record.
  • Your employer did not enter your information correctly in E-Verify.
  • The name you provided on your Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, is not consistent with your name in SSA records.

A DHS Tentative Nonconfirmation may occur if:

  • Your name, A-numberI-94, and/or foreign passport number were recorded incorrectly in DHS records.
  • Your U.S. Passport, Passport Card, driver’s license or state ID card information could not be verified.
  • Your information was not updated in DHS records at the time your information was checked in E-Verify.
  • Your citizenship or immigration status changed.
  • There is another type of error on your DHS record.
  • Your employer did not submit your information correctly to E-Verify.
  • The name you provided on your Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, is not consistent with your name in DHS records.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 01/17/2014