What are the possible results of an E-Verify query?
- Employment Authorized—The employee is authorized to work in the United States. This is the most common response from the E-Verify system. No further action is required.
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Verification in Process—This response indicates that the employee's information matches Social Security Administration (SSA) records but does not match DHS records. The case is automatically referred to DHS for further verification. No further action is required by the employee at this time.
- Tentative Non-Confirmation—This response indicates that the information submitted to E-Verify does not initially match records in SSA or DHS databases. This does not necessarily mean the employee is not authorized to work in the United States. A Human Resources representative will contact any employee who receives a tentative non-confirmation. The employee must contact either SSA or DHS within eight government work days to resolve the problem.
- Case in Continuance—This response indicates that the employee has contacted DHS or SSA to resolve a tentative non-confirmation but the agency needs more time to resolve the problem.
- Final Non-Confirmation—This response indicates that DHS and/or SSA could not verify the employee's eligibility to work in the United States. This response also occurs when an employee fails to contact SSA or DHS after receiving a tentative non-confirmation. Employees who receive a final non-confirmation will be terminated.
According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), approximately 93% of all employees nationwide who are run through E-Verify receive "Employment Authorized" in response to the initial query. However, if the E-Verify system cannot immediately confirm the accuracy of the information on your I-9 Form, the system may issue a "Tentative Non-Confirmation."
A Human Resources representative will contact you if the E-Verify system issues you a Tentative Non-Confirmation or if there are any other problems related to processing your information through E-Verify. Employees who receive a Tentative Non-Confirmation will be offered an opportunity to contest the result by contacting either the Social Security Administration (SSA) and/or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to resolve any problems. Employees may continue to work while resolving problems with SSA or DHS. Employees who choose not to contest a Tentative Non-Confirmation will be terminated.