U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) expands its myE-Verify services nationwide to combat fraud, protect identity and educate workers. Employees are able to create and maintain secure personal accounts and access features for identity protection.
The following services are now available nationwide:
- myE-Verify accounts – Allows employees and job seekers to set up free and secure personal accounts to manage the use of their information in E-Verify and Self Check.
- Self Lock – Allows individuals to lock their social security numbers to prevent unauthorized or fraudulent use within E-Verify. Users can proactively protect their identities from being used by others to illegally gain employment. Self Lock is available only to myE-Verify account holders.
- myResources – A section of the myE-Verify site that contains information in multi-media formats to educate employees about their rights and the responsibilities of employers in the employment eligibility verification process.
“Since its inception, E-Verify has provided employees with valuable online tools and resources regarding the employment eligibility verification process,” said USCIS Director León Rodríguez. “myE-Verify signifies a significant step forward for added transparency, features, and identity protection.”
myE-Verify gives workers a free and secure way to participate in the E-Verify process by accessing features dedicated for employees, including Self Check and the Employee Rights Toolkit. For added security, individuals will have their identities verified through Self Check, in order to create a myE-Verify account.
The expansion’s launch has been completed in the following final states:
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
- American Samoa
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Puerto Rico
- S. Virgin Island