2.3.3 SSA OR DHS TENTATIVE NONCONFIRMATION (TNC)

2.3.3 SSA OR DHS TENTATIVE NONCONFIRMATION (TNC)

An SSA or DHS Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) results when the information submitted in E-Verify does not initially match information available to SSA and/or DHS. A TNC does not mean the applicant is not authorized to work in the United States. Applicants who receive an SSA TNC will be required to visit an SSA field office to resolve the TNC. Applicants who receive a DHS TNC can call DHS to resolve the DHS TNC. In either case, applicants have eight federal government working days to contact either SSA or DHS to resolve a TNC. More information on the TNC process can be found in the E-Verify User Manual (PDF).

NOTIFY APPLICANTS OF TNC

If the case receives a TNC, the Airport Operator must promptly notify the applicant in private of the SSA or DHS TNC case result. Additionally, the Airport Operator must provide the applicant with the Further Action Notice from E-Verify containing information specific to the applicant’s E-Verify case.

IMPORTANT: The Further Action Notice that you print from E-Verify and provide to the applicant uses language for the normal E-Verify employer process. Explain to the applicant that the process for contesting and resolving a TNC, and the other instructions on the Further Action Notice, also apply to the Airport Operator E-Verify process.

NOTIFY APPLICANT OF TNC SUMMARY

AIRPORT OPERATOR ACTION
  • Privately notify applicant of the SSA or DHS TNC
  • Print, review, sign and date the SSA or DHS TNC Further Action Notice
APPLICANT ACTION
  • Confirm that the information on the SSA or DHS TNC Further Action Notice is correct

CONFIRM APPLICANT DECISION

After being notified of the SSA or DHS TNC, the applicant chooses either to contest or not contest the case result, and acknowledges his or her decision on the Further Action Notice by signing and dating the Further Action Notice. The example below represents the applicant’s signature block on a DHS Further Action Notice.

Screen capture of Contest/Not Contest Employee Signatory Block Further Action Notice

The Airport Operator should also sign and date the Further Action Notice once the applicant has made his or her decision. The Airport Operator will sign in the Employer Signature and Date block. The example below represents the signature block on a DHS Further Action Notice.

Screen capture of Employer Signatory Block Further Action Notice

CONFIRM APPLICANT DECISION SUMMARY

AIRPORT OPERATOR ACTION
  • Instruct the applicant to indicate his or her decision to contest or not contest and to sign and date the Further Action Notice, then the Airport Operator signs and dates the Employer fields
  • Provide to applicant a copy of the signed Further Action Notice in English (and a translated version, if appropriate)
  • Keep original signed Further Action Notice on file with the application
  • Take the next action based upon the applicant’s decision to contest or not contest the SSA or DHS TNC
APPLICANT ACTION
  • Decide to contest or not contest and indicate choice on the Further Action Notice
  • Acknowledge the TNC case result by signing and dating Further Action Notice
  • Take next action based on decision to contest or not to contest
    • If the applicant contests, the applicant will follow the instructions on the Further Action Notice to resolve the TNC
    • If the applicant does not contest, the Airport Operator may close the case

REFER APPLICANT TO SSA OR DHS

Additionally, once the applicant has chosen to contest the TNC, you must provide the applicant with the Referral Date Confirmation from E-Verify. The Referral Date Confirmation provides the date by which the applicant must visit SSA or contact DHS. Federal government working days are Monday through Friday except for federal holidays.

REFER APPLICANT TO SSA or DHS SUMMARY

AIRPORT OPERATOR ACTION
  • Print the Referral Date Confirmation and provide it to the applicant. Attach a copy to the application
  • Check E-Verify for case result updates and follow steps based on case result provided
APPLICANT ACTION
  • Visit an SSA field office or contact DHS within eight federal government working days
  • SSA or DHS instructs applicant of next steps
  • The applicant may also visit myE-Verify to check for record updates
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