E-Verify is a Web-based system that enables an employer, using information reported on an employee’s Form I-9 for Employment Eligibility Verification, to determine if that employee is eligible to work in the United States. As an extension of the E-Verify system, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced the launch of myE-Verify on October 6, 2014 — a new website designed for employees. myE-Verify is a one-stop shop for employees to create and maintain secure personal accounts and access new features for identity protection.
myE-Verify introduces the following new services:
- myE-Verify accounts – Allows employees and job seekers to set up free and secure personal accounts to manage the use of their information in E-Verify and Self Check through the available myE-Verify features.
- Self Check – Allows U.S. workers to confirm their own eligibility to work in the United States and deal with any data mismatches before being hired and checked by an employer participating in E-Verify.
- Self Lock – Allows individuals to lock their social security numbers to prevent unauthorized or fraudulent use within E-Verify. Users can proactively protect their identities from being used by others to illegally gain employment. Self Lock is available only to myE-Verify account holders.
- myResources – Contains information in multi-media formats to educate employees about their rights as well as responsibilities of employers in the employment eligibility verification process.
According to Director Rodríguez, “myE-Verify signifies a significant step forward for added transparency, features, and identity protection.” It’s goal is to combat fraud, protect identities and educate workers.