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Self Check is a service of E-Verify. It is a free, Web-based application that anyone in the United States over the age of 16 can use to confirm his or her employment eligibility. After you enter the requested information, Self Check will compare that information with various government records to determine your work eligibility in the United States.

Benefits of Self Check

Self Check benefits both U.S. workers and businesses.

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Self Check gives U.S. workers access to their employment eligibility status and takes the mystery out of the employment eligibility confirmation process. Self Check lets you know if there's a problem with your employment eligibility records and tells you how to resolve that issue before taking a job.Self Check helps businesses by providing U.S. workers with the opportunity to ensure employment authorization records are accurate before getting a job. It improves employee understanding of the employment eligibility process.

Association to E-Verify

E-Verify is a Web-based system that enables an employer, using information reported on an employee's Form I-9 for Employment Eligibility Verification, to determine if that employee is eligible to work in the United States.

As a service of E-Verify, Self Check enables U.S. workers to use the same information that employers enter into E-Verify and check it against the same records that E-Verify checks. It allows U.S. workers to confirm their own eligibility to work in the United States and deal with any data mismatches before being hired and checked by an employer participating in E-Verify.

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Self Check is part of E-Verify, a Department of Homeland Security program administered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration that many employers use to verify the employment eligibility of new employees. Please click on the link to the left for more information about E-Verify. USCIS developed Self Check in response to a request by Congress to create a service for U.S. workers to check their own employment eligibility status.


Last Reviewed/Updated: 10/17/2014