U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched Self Check in March 2011 for residents who reside in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Mississippi, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Self Check, a free online service of E-Verify that allows workers to check their own employment eligibility status. Self Check is an innovative service that allows individuals in the United States to check their employment eligibility status before formally seeking employment. E-Verify Self Check is the first online E-Verify program offered directly to workers and job seekers. This voluntary, free, fast and secure service was developed through a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration.
Self Check in Spanish and the Addition of States
USCIS now offers Self Check in Spanish, making the tool accessible to a large sector of the U.S. workforce that reads Spanish. Self Check is available to individuals who maintain addresses in: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia.
Additional Self Check Enhancements
Since launching the service in March 2011, USCIS has made the following enhancements to Self Check:
- Providing more information to users via the online Self Check Questions and Answers; and
- Enhancing Self Check to provide users with the best possible customer experience. These enhancements include:
- Improving the guidance available to users who either receive notice of a possible mismatch in their records or are unable to complete a Self Check query;Adding information relating to the current availability of Self Check;
- Modifying the customer contact phone line to help ensure callers are reaching the right personnel; and
- Augmenting security protections to further guard against potential malicious activity.
For more information visit USCIS site.