In July, E-Verify added a field to enter the employee’s email address fromForm I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. On the Form I-9, the email address field is optional.  However, employers who use E-Verify must now enter the email address if the employee chooses to include it on Form I-9. This enables E-Verify to communicate directly with employees.

There are now four possible emails an employee may receive.

  1. Notification from E-Verify of a Tentative Nonconfirmation, A tentative nonconfirmation (TNC) occurs if the information your employer entered in E-Verify from your Form I-9 did not match Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) records. A TNCcase result does not necessarily mean that you are not authorized to work in the United States.
  2. An email confirming that the employee has decided to contest the TNC and that the employer referred the case to DHS or SSA. This email also states the date by which the employee must contact DHS or SSA to begin to resolve the TNC.
  3. An additional email will be sent if the employee decided to contest the TNC but has not contacted DHS or SSA within four days of the date that the case was referred.
  4. This email is not related to a TNC. When E-Verify confirms employment eligibility for a naturalized citizen according to DHS records, but also finds that records with SSA have not been updated since the employee naturalized, the email will advise the employee to visit an SSA field office to update the record.