On April 11, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the launch of a new website, E-Verify.gov. This is the authoritative source for information on electronic employment eligibility verification. E-Verify.gov is for employers, employees and the general public.
The user-friendly website provides information about E-Verify and Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, including
employee rights and employer responsibilities in the employment verification process. E-Verify.gov allows employers to
enroll in E-Verify directly and permits current users to access their accounts. Individuals with myE-Verify accounts can also
access their accounts through E-Verify.gov.
“For the past decade, E-Verify has been the cornerstone of our continued commitment to helping employers maintain a
legal workforce,” said USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna. “E-Verify.gov now allows users to better understand and
navigate through the employment verification process.”
E-Verify is a free, easy-to-use internet-based system. Employers can access E-Verify anytime, anywhere directly from
a web browser. Nearly all employees are confirmed as work-authorized instantly or within 24 hours. The system,
which has nearly 800,000 enrolled employers, compares information from an employee’s Form I-9 to records available
to the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration to verify authorization to work in
On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed the Buy American and Hire American executive order to help reduce illegal immigration and preserve jobs for U.S. workers. To support these objectives, USCIS encourages all U.S. employers to verify
all new hires through E-Verify.