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E-Verify

Access Methods

An access method provides companies different functions within E-Verify. The four access methods are:

  1. Employer
  2. E-Verify Employer Agent
  3. Corporate Administrator
  4. Web Services

Access Method Descriptions

Access Method

This access method is right for you if:

With this access method,
you can:

During enrollment, answer the questions:

E-Verify Employer Access

Most E-Verify participants, regardless of their business size or structure, are registered under the employer access method. This access method allows a company to electronically verify the employment eligibility of its newly hired employees and/or employees assigned to a federal contract.

  • Your company plans to verify the employment eligibility of its employees.
  • Register users and give them general user or program administrator access.
  • Modify, delete and reset passwords for general user and program administrator accounts.
  • Verify your company's employees using the E-Verify website.

Question 1 = Yes

Question 2 = No

Question 3 = No

Question 4 = No

 

E-Verify Employer Agent Access
(formerly called Designated Agent Access)

The E-Verify employer agent access method allows an individual or company to act on behalf of other companies to verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees and/or employees assigned to a federal contract.

  • Your company is in the business of verifying employment eligibility; and
  • Your company has clients and needs to verify the employment eligibility of their employees.  
  • Enroll your clients in E-Verify.
  • Verify your clients' employees using the E-Verify website.
  • Register users and give them general or administrator access.
  • Modify, delete and reset passwords for general user and program administrator accounts.
  • Verify your own company's employees using the E-Verify website.

Question 1 = Yes or No

Question 2 = Yes

Question 3 = No

Question 4 = No

Corporate Administrator Access

The corporate administrator access method is used only for managing multiple employer accounts and does not allow corporate administrator users to create and manage E-Verify cases.

  • You want to manage access to E-Verify for all of your company's locations or subsidiaries from a central office; and
  • You want to view reports on all of the company locations linked to your company.

 

  • Register, modify and delete other corporate administrator user accounts.
  • Enroll new company locations that need to access E-Verify to create cases.
  • View reports on all of the company locations linked to your central corporate administrator account.
  • Register, modify, delete and reset passwords for general user and program administrator accounts for any company location that is linked to your central corporate administrator account.

Question 1 = Yes or No

Question 2 = No

Question 3 = Yes

Question 4 = No 

Web Services Access for Employers

The Web services access method requires a company to develop software that interfaces with E-Verify to perform employment eligibility verifications of newly hired employeesand/or employees assigned to a federal contract.The company’s software will extract data from its existing system or an electronic Form I-9 and transmit the information to E-Verify. If a company chooses this option, it is sent the Web services Interface Control Document. The Interface Control Document contains the information used to develop and test the software interface.

  • Your company plans to develop its own software to access E-Verify instead of using the E-Verify website; and
  • You plan to verify the employment eligibility of your company's employees
  • Develop your own software to access E-Verify.
  • Use the E-Verify website until your software is ready.

Question 1 = Yes

Question 2 = No

Question 3 = No

Question 4 = Yes

Web Services Access for E-Verify Employer Agents
(formerly called Web Services Access for Designated Agents)

The Web services access method requires a company to develop software that interfaces with E-Verify to perform employment eligibility verifications of newly hired employeesand/or employees assigned to a federal contract.The company’s software will extract data from its existing system or an electronic Form I-9 and transmit the information to E-Verify. If a company chooses this option, it is sent the Web services Interface Control Document. The Interface Control Document contains the information used to develop and test the software interface.

  • Your company plans to develop its own software to access E-Verify instead of using the E-Verify website; and either
  • Your company is in the business of verifying employment eligibility and you need to verify your clients' employees; or
  • Other companies will use the software you develop to verify their own employees.
  • Develop your own software to access E-Verify.
  • Use the E-Verify website until your software is ready.

Question 1 = Yes or No

Question 2 = Yes

Question 3 = No

Question 4 = Yes

Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/17/2012