SAVE Verification Process

Minimum Requirements for Verification

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For SAVE to verify a benefit applicant’s status, the agency must have the applicant’s biographic information (first name, last name and date of birth) and a numeric identifier (Alien Number; Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, number; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) ID number; or unexpired foreign passport number). SAVE cannot verify an applicant’s status using only first and last name.

 

 

Electronic Verification

Access Methods

Electronic Access

  • SAVE System allows agencies to access immigration information using a secure Web browser.
  • Web Services allows agencies to access immigration information using a type of interface designed to support a machine-to-machine connection over a network.
Verification Process

Initial Verification Process

  1. The user submits an initial request based on the document or information provided by the applicant.
  2. Within seconds,
    • returns the applicant’s status, or
    • prompts the user to “Institute Additional Verification.”

Retry Initial Verification Process

If SAVE returns mismatched data fields, the user has the option to correct the information and retry the initial verification request.

Additional Verification Process

  1. If the user receives this prompt, the user must submit additional information and/or attach a copy of the applicant’s document (front and back) for verification.
  2. Within 3 to 5 federal working days, SAVE:
    • returns the applicant’s status, or
    • prompts the user to “Resubmit with Doc’s,” which means the user must attach and submit a copy of the applicant’s document (front and back) for verification. Within 3 to 5 federal working days, SAVE returns the applicant’s status.
Transaction Charges

Electronic Charges

SAVE charges a fee based on the number and type of transactions, displayed in the table below. If an agency’s account does not make any transactions in a given month then SAVE does not charge that account. However, if an agency’s account makes any transaction in a given month, SAVE automatically charges a minimum monthly service transaction fee of $25.

  • Initial Verification: $0.50
  • Additional Verification: $0.50

Useful Links

Need More Information?

If you need more help, please email SAVE at:

SAVE.help@uscis.dhs.gov

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