-Verify Self Check service is now available to users who maintain an address and are physically located in Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Mississippi, Virginia or the District of Columbia. In the coming months, USCIS will continue to expand the E-Verify Self Check service to additional eligible users on a rolling basis.

This tool will allow individuals to submit their personal information and check their work authorization status in the government’s electronic database prior to being hired. As the system currently exists, only employers are permitted to check the work authorization status of employees, and may only submit the status check after the employee has been officially hired. When the database is unable to confirm legal work authorization, both the employer and employee are thrown into a difficult predicament of what to do next to address the errors in the database or other reasons that may be causing the non-confirmation. The Self-Check feature should eliminate many of these problems as they could be addressed by individuals prior to even applying for work.