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Using an E-Verify Employer Agent

Image of Using an E-Verify Employer AgentE-Verify employer agents, formerly called designated agents, use E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of another company's employees. E-Verify employer agents frequently offer E-Verify along with other services, such as background checks, legal assistance and accounting services. E-Verify employer agents may also handle payroll and other administrative tasks that include managing the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) process.

While the U.S. Department of Homeland Security offers E-Verify as a free service, E-Verify employer agents may charge fees to their clients for using E-Verify. We do not certify E-Verify employer agents nor do we regulate the fees they charge.

Companies that choose to participate in E-Verify have the option to have a E-Verify employer agent use E-Verify on their behalves. Companies big and small use E-Verify employer agents for many reasons, including

  • They do not have the equipment, such as a computer or Internet access, to use E-Verify themselves.
  • They do not have the staff or the time to use E-Verify.
  • They outsource their Form I-9 process or use an employment verification service that also offers E-Verify.

If you have decided to participate in E-Verify and want to use a E-Verify employer agent, your E-Verify employer agent will assist you in getting started.

Your E-Verify employer agent must enroll your company in E-Verify as a client company under its E-Verify employer agent account.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 01/18/2014