By Bruce Buchanan, Siskind Susser



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the expansion of myE-Verify services nationwide. After a limited roll-out in 2014, it now serves as a “one-stop shop” for employees nationwide to open and manage a personal account.

To create an account, the user must also complete a Self Check with a result of "Work Authorization Confirmed."


If the user is unable to complete Self Check, they cannot set up a myE-Verify account at this time.

myE-Verify is meant to be a free and secure way for workers to participate in the E-Verify process by accessing features dedicated for employees. It is equipped with these services:

1. myE-Verify accounts – a free personal account to manage use of one’s information in E-Verify and Self Check;

2. Self Lock – allows individuals to place a “lock” on their social security number (SSN) to help prevent unauthorized or fraudulent use of their SSN by another person to illegally obtain employment authorization within E-Verify. If their SSN is used, it will result in a Self Lock mismatch. Self Lock will remain active for 1 year and individuals can unlock their SSN any time a new employer needs to verify their employment eligibility in E-Verify; and

3. myResources – a multimedia library for employees with these components: Employee Rights Toolkit, Your Rights with myE-Verify, Your Employer’s Responsibilities, and Privacy is Our Commitment.

According to USCIS, the following features are planned for release at a later date:
-Document Expiration Reminders, to set up alerts when a document (like a passport or driver’s license) is about to expire.
-Case Tracker, to allow a user to track the status of their E-Verify or Self Check and know if any action is required.
-Case History, to allow a user to monitor where and when their information has been used in the E-Verify system.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bruce Buchanan is an attorney with the law firm of Siskind Susser P.C. - www.visalaw.com - a full service U.S. immigration law firm representing employers and individuals nationwide for over 20 years. You can also follow Bruce on social media via Facebook and on Twitter @BuchananVisaLaw .