E-Verify and Form I-9
Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, is the core of E-Verify. E-Verify is an internet-based system that compares information from Form I-9 to government records to confirm that an employee is authorized to work in the U.S.
Although E-Verify uses information from Form I-9, there are some important differences between Form I-9 and E-Verify requirements.
|Is mandatory||Is voluntary for most employers|
|Does not require employee’s Social Security number||Requires employee’s Social Security number*|
|Does not require a photo on identity documents (List B)||Requires a photo on identity documents (List B)|
|Must be used to reverify expired employment authorization||May not be used to reverify expired employment authorization|
*If an individual has not yet been issued a Social Security number, the employer may contact E-Verify for further guidance.
E-Verify is fast, free and easy to use. Employers can learn more about E-Verify at www.E-Verify.gov or by calling 888-464-4218 or 877-875-6028 (TTY).
Employees with questions about E-Verify may call 888-897-7781.