E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

E-Verify is free and is the best means available for determining employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security Numbers.

New E-Verify Service Combats Fraud, Protects Identity, Educates Workers

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced the launch of myE-Verify—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.  

USCIS Issues Alert for Employers on USCIS Disposal of Old Everify

On January 1, 2015, E-Verify must dispose of transaction records that are over ten years old - those dated on or before December 31, 2004. E-Verify employers have until December 31, 2014, to download case data from the new “Historic Records Report” if they want to retain transaction data that is more than ten years old.

New and Revised E-Verify MOUs Released

On December 8, 2013, E-Verify released three revised Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) for E-Verify browser users and three new MOUs for Web Services users and developers.  

The new and revised MOUs become effective for new users beginning December 8, 2013, and for existing users on January 8, 2014.  Existing users will not need to execute a new MOU.  For more information, including copies of the new and revised MOUs, please see the:

MOU Enhancements page 

E-Verify's New Enhancement Helps Combat Fraud

E-Verify added an enhancement that will help identify and deter fraudulent use of Social Security numbers (SSNs) for employment eligibility verification.  E-Verify is now able to detect patterns that indicate an SSN may have been used fraudulently.  The enhancement strengthens the integrity of the E-Verify program by implementing standards that have proven effective in protecting individual identities.