SAVE Verification Process

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SAVE Verification Process

Minimum Requirements for Verification

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.

SAVE Offers two methods for verifying status:

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
  • Retry Initial Verification: $0.50
  • Additional Verification: $0.50
  • Maximum Charges: $1.50

Paper-based Verification

Access Method
Paper-based Access
  • Form G-845, Verification Request, allows agencies to access SAVE information using a paper form instead of electronically.
Verification Process
Paper-based Process

Download Form G-845, Verification Request, and its instructions from the USCIS website. Complete the form and mail it with a copy of the applicant’s document (front and back) to the appropriate Status Verification Office.

Verification Transaction Charges
Paper-based 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.

  • Paper-Based Verification: $2.00

Useful Links

Need More Information?

If you need more help, please email SAVE at:

SAVE.help@uscis.dhs.gov

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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