Archived Content

This page contains information that is no longer current but remains on our site for reference purposes.

Archived from our former blog, The Beacon.

Working this Summer? Self Check is for You!

Release Date:

Are you looking for a summer job? Your next employer may use E-Verify to confirm that you are employment authorized. Did you know that you can use Self Check to make sure your employment authorization information is up to date?

Self Check is a free and reliable system - operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - that you can use to confirm your work eligibility. Nearly 150,000 people nationwide have already used Self Check. The program is also available in Spanish.

Self Check has four easy steps:
  1. Input your name, address and date of birth.
  2. Complete the short quiz that will confirm your identity. (This makes sure only you can access Self Check. DHS won’t know the questions you’re asked or the answers you give.)
  3. Enter your Social Security Number, an Alien Registration Number or I-94 number, or other document number. 
  4. Get your results. The results page will either tell you that you’re employment authorized (your records are in order) or that a mismatch occurred. If there is a mismatch you can learn how to correct your records before your employer checks your information in E-Verify
Your information is always secure. When it’s this easy, why not try Self Check today?

E-Verify is a free, Web-based service from DHS that is used by employers at over 1.1 million worksites to electronically verify the employment eligibility of new employees. USCIS encourages job seekers to use Self Check.