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Are you ready for your next employer? Try Self Check, a free service.

Anyone in the United States over the age of 16 can use Self Check to confirm his or her own employment eligibility. After you enter the requested information, Self Check compares it with various government records to determine your work eligibility in the United States. Self Check is also the first step in establishing a secure, personal myE-Verify account.

Benefits of Self Check

Self Check lets you confirm that your employment eligibility information is in order by checking it against the same databases E-Verify uses when employers enter a case.

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If Self Check finds a data-mismatch, you can receive instructions to correct your records with the appropriate federal agency. Self Check gives you the chance to confirm or correct your records before you meet your next employer. However, it is important to know that employers cannot require employees or job applicants to use Self Check. Use of Self Check is voluntary, free and secure.


Self Check was released nationwide in February 2012. Self Check is also available in Spanish.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 01/09/2015