U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced yesterday the expansion of myE-Verify services nationwide. myE-Verify is a one-stop shop for employees to create and maintain secure personal accounts and access features for identity protection.
“Since its inception, E-Verify has provided employees with valuable online tools and resources regarding the employment eligibility verification process,” said USCIS Director León Rodríguez. “myE-Verify signifies a significant step forward for added transparency, features, and identity protection.”
myE-Verify gives workers a free and secure way to participate in the E-Verify process by accessing features dedicated for employees, including Self Check and the Employee Rights Toolkit. For added security, individuals will have their identities verified through Self Check, in order to create a myE-Verify account.
myE-Verify introduces the following services now available nationwide:
- 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.
- 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 – A section of the myE-Verify site that contains information in multi-media formats to educate employees about their rights and the responsibilities of employers in the employment eligibility verification process.
myE-Verify accounts and Self Lock were previously released in 21 states and the District of Columbia. USCIS plans to roll out additional myE-Verify services focused on employees and job seekers in the future.
E-Verify is the free web-based service from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security used by nearly 590,000 employers to verify the employment eligibility of persons they hire.