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No. The results from Self Check are not an official document or record of your work authorization status. Many things may happen to change your status, such as a change in citizenship status or the expiration of an immigration status, like a visa expiration.

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02/09/2012

E-Verify is used by U.S. businesses to instantly check 455 million Social Security Administration (SSA) and 80 million Department of Homeland Security (DHS) records to determine if a person is eligible to work in the United States.

The Self Check service is being offered by the E-Verify Program and it is using the same system to check SSA and DHS records.

For more information, a link to the E-Verify website can be found to the right.

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02/09/2012

This information is needed to match against the federal government records that will verify your work authorization.

For U.S. citizens, this information is checked against Social Security records. For immigrants and aliens, this information is also checked against immigration records in Department of Homeland Security systems.

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02/09/2012

An individual’s work authorization, or employment eligibility, refers to his or her legal right to work in the United States. U.S. citizens, born or naturalized, are always authorized to work in the United States, while foreign citizens may be authorized if they have an immigration status that allows them to work.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 
02/09/2012