On October 6, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced the launch of myE-Verify — a new website designed to be a “one-stop shop” for employees to create and maintain secure personal accounts and access new features for identity protection. myE-Verify provides workers with a free and secure outlet to interface with the E-Verify process.

Features include:

  1. Self Check – an identification verification portal used to create a myE-Verify account;
  2. Self Lock – allows individuals to secure their social security numbers in order to prevent unauthorized or fraudulent use within E-Verify to prevent their identities from being used by others to illegally gain employment; and
  3. myResources – contains information in multimedia formats to educate employees about their rights and the responsibilities of employers in the employment eligibility verification process.

myE-Verify accounts and Self Lock will initially be accessible to individuals in Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Mississippi, Virginia and the District of Columbia. USCIS has plans to expand myE-Verifyaccess nationwide, as well as to offer additional features focused on employees and job seekers in future releases.