What is E-Verify?

What Is E-Verify

What is E-Verify Monitor ImageE-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.

Instant Verification of Employment Eligibility

E-Verify's most impressive features are its speed and accuracy. E-Verify is the only free, fast, online service of its kind that verifies employees' data against millions of government records and provides results within as little as three to five seconds.

Today, E-Verify is: 

  • Used nationwide by more than 700,000 employers of all sizes 
  • Used at more than 1.9 million hiring sites 
  • Joined by about 1,400 new participating companies every week 
  • One of the federal government’s highest-rated services for customer satisfaction.


This page provides general overview information about E-Verify.  For instructions and policy guidance, visit the For Employers section of the website, or visit the For Employees section of the website.

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