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We’re Starting to Roll Out myE-Verify, Including a New Way to Fight Identity Fraud

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USCIS is always looking for ways to support jobs in the United States. So I’m really excited to tell you about our newest service for workers and job seekers. We call it myE-Verify. It’s a free and secure way to be part of the E-Verify process for confirming employment eligibility. We launched myE-Verify on Oct. 6 in five states and the District of Columbia, and will be rolling it out nationally in future releases. 
With myE-Verify, anyone in Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Mississippi, Virginia and Washington, D.C., can:

  • Create a personal account to manage how their information is used in E-Verify and easily access Self Check, where any U.S. workers can confirm their employment eligibility themselves;

  • Use Self Lock, a feature we created just for myE-Verify that lets users lock their Social Security numbers in E-Verify, preventing fraudulent use in the system in the future;

  • Get resources explaining employee rights in the employment eligibility process.
While myE-Verify is currently only available to a limited audience, all workers and job seekers in the U.S. can still use the Self Check system and check out helpful materials in the myResources section.
More than half a million U.S. employers already use E-Verify to check that their new hires are authorized to work in the United States. Almost 1,400 more employers are joining this free online service each week. If you get a job anywhere in the country, it’s more and more likely your employer will use E-Verify to quickly confirm your employment eligibility.
By using myE-Verify to protect your identity, you can help make sure employers will see the real you.


Juliet K. Choi
USCIS Chief of Staff