New E-Verify Website Launched by USCIS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched E-Verify.gov, a new website for employers to confirm employee work eligibility.

The website is in both English and Spanish, and allows employers to check an employee’s identity and employment eligibility against records from the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

The site also provides information for both employers and employees about E-Verify and work eligibility.

The services is available in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Mariana Islands. The USCIS reminds employers that while the program is voluntary, some employers are required to enroll.

[E]mployers with federal contracts or subcontracts that contain the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause are required to enroll in E-Verify as a condition of federal contracting. Employers may also be required to participate in E-Verify if their states have legislation mandating the use of E-Verify, such as a condition of business licensing. Finally, in some instances employers may be required to participate in E-Verify as a result of a legal ruling.

For more details on the new website, please click here.

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