myE-Verify now available nationwide

As of today, the E-Verify identity self-verification program is available to users nationwide. The system was launched in 2011 as a pilot program.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the expansion of a program that allows employees to create personal accounts with security measures to protect their information.

myE-verify is an electronic identity self-verification service that allows, via the Internet, to check whether a person can legally work in the United States.

These are the myE-Verify services that are now available nationwide:

  • myE-Verify Accounts - Allows employees and job seekers to create free, secure personal accounts to manage their information within the E-Verify system and Self Check.
  • Self Lock - Allows individuals to block their Social Security number to prevent someone from using their information without permission or fraudulently within E-Verify. Users can protect their identities and prevent them from being used by others to gain employment illegally. Self Lock is available only to individuals with myE-Verify accounts.
  • myResources - A section on the myE-Verify site that contains information in multimedia formats to educate workers about the rights and responsibilities of employers in the employment eligibility verification process.

The free service, which was created jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Social Security Administration (Social Security Administration).

USCIS has more information and links about E-Verify on its website.