E-Verify is a free online program for employers to verify Form I-9 data through government databases. Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNCs) are messages issued by E-Verify when information from an employee’s Form I-9 does not match data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records. E-Verify will alert the employer of the mismatch and the employee will be allowed to work while he or she resolves the problem. However, employees are often frustrated when TNCs are a result of errors in the DHS or SSA databases. To avoid future TNCs, the USCIS’s fact sheet, which can be found here, suggests employers ask their employees to take the following corrective actions:
- Contact USCIS to correct the Form I-551 or Form-766 Employment Authorization Document;
- Contact USCIS, CBP to correct the Form I-94;
- Visit www.uscis.gov to determine how to renew or replace the immigration document; or
- Contact the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).