Effective February 1, Nebraska became the latest state to join E-Verify’s RIDE program. RIDE stands for the “Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify” initiative, which is billed as an enhancement to the E-Verify program that verifies the validity of driver’s license and ID card information by matching the data entered by employers against participating state motor vehicle department records. RIDE enables two-part verification by validating the information on select identity documents in addition to the existing employment authorization check. To date, five states participate — Nebraska, Mississippi, Florida, Idaho and Iowa. The idea behind RIDE is to reduce document fraud in the Form I-9 and E-Verify process.
Employers don’t need to do anything special in these five states. There is no photo matching feature if an employee presents a List B driver’s license from one of these five states. If you receive a Further Action Notice (FAN), it will be treated as a FAN from the Department of Homeland Security.
To learn more about RIDE, click here.