Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, is the key element of E-Verify’s web-based employment eligibility verification. E-Verify electronically compares information the employer enters from Form I-9 to records available to the Social Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This verification confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States.
Although E-Verify uses information from Form I-9, there are some important differences between Form I-9 and E-Verify requirements.
||Is voluntary for most employers
|Does not require a Social Security number
||Requires a Social Security number*
|Does not require a photo on identity documents (List B)
||Requires a photo on identity documents (List B)
|Must be used to reverify expired employment authorization
||MAY NOT be used to reverify expired employment authorization