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What is an access method?

An access method allows companies to perform different functions within E-Verify.

During enrollment, E-Verify provides you with four questions to help determine which access method is right for your company. You must read each explanation carefully and answer all four questions for E-Verify to determine the correct access method for your company.

 

ACCESS METHOD

EXPLANATION

Employer Access

My company plans to use E-Verify to verify its employees.
Most E-Verify participants, regardless of their business size or structure, are enrolled under this 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 covered federal contract.

E-Verify Employer
Agent Access

My company plans to use E-Verify on behalf of our clients to verify their employees.
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 covered federal contract. For more information, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Corporate Administrator Access

My company has a central office that needs to manage E-Verify use for all of its locations that access E-Verify.
Corporate administrator access is used only for managing multiple employer access accounts but does not allow corporate administrator users to create and manage E-Verify cases. For more information, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Web Services Access for Employers
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Web Services Access for
E-Verify Employer Agents

My company plans to develop its own software to access E-Verify.
The Web services access method requires a company to develop software that interfaces with E-Verify to perform employment eligibility verifications of newly hired employees and/or employees assigned to a covered 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, the company will be provided with the Web services Interface Control Document to be signed. The Interface Control Document contains the information used to develop and test the software interface. Both employers and E-Verify employer agents are eligible to use this access method.

For additional information on the enrollment process, visit “Getting Started” on the E-Verify home page at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

 

Last Reviewed/Updated: 
04/09/2014