USCIS Launches Spanish-Language Version of E-Verify Self Check<br/>Fact Sheet
Online Service Also Expands to 16 Additional States
Self Check, a free online service of E-Verify that allows workers to check their own employment eligibility status, is now available in Spanish and accessible to residents in 16 additional states: California, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched Self Check in March 2011 for residents who reside in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Mississippi, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Self Check is an innovative service that allows individuals in the United States to check their employment eligibility status before formally seeking employment. E-Verify Self Check is the first online E-Verify program offered directly to workers and job seekers. This voluntary, free, fast and secure service was developed through a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration.
E-Verify is an Internet-based system that enables an employer to determine the eligibility of an employee to work in the United States by using information reported on an employee's Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification).
To use Self Check, workers over the age of 16 enter the same information that employers would enter into E-Verify. Self Check allows workers to compare their information to the same databases E-Verify accesses.
Self Check in Spanish and the Addition of States
USCIS now offers Self Check in Spanish, making the tool accessible to a large sector of the U.S. workforce that reads Spanish.
Self Check is available to individuals who maintain addresses in: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia.