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The Verification Process

Overview of the Verification Process

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Initial Verification Process

The E-Verify process begins with a completed Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The next step is for the employer to create a case in E-Verify using the information from the Form I-9.  An E-Verify case must be created no later than the third business day after the employee starts work for pay.

Photo Matching

If the employee provided a Form I-551 Permanent Resident Card, a Form I-766 Employment Authorization Document, or a US Passport or Passport Card, you will automatically be prompted to compare the employee’s photo ID with a photo displayed in E-Verify. This helps ensure that the document provided is valid.

Case Results

After information is entered into E-Verify, a case result is provided. Case results can be initial, interim or final. Every case must reach a final case result before it can be closed.

Interim Case Results

If you receive an interim case result additional action is required before E-Verify can provide a final case result and you can complete the verification process.

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Final Case Results

To complete the E-Verify process, a case must receive a final case result and then you must close it. Closing a case is easy; E-Verify guides you through the process after you receive a final case result. The four possible final case results are displayed in the ‘Final Case Results – Overview.’

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 01/17/2014