The I-9 Employment Eligibility Form reports a new employee’s eligibility to work in the United States and his or her Social Security number. The government created the E-Verify program to electronically verify the information on an I-9 form. Verified Credentials is a certified “Designated Agent” for the E-Verify program and can offer its clients access to their enhanced Electronic I-9 Verification process.

As a part of E-Verify process, employment eligibility of new hires is verified through Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration databases.

Electronic I-9 Verification can help you:

  • Fulfill federal contractor and sub-contractor requirements
  • Validate proof of citizenship presented with the Form I-9
  • Consolidate and archive pre-employment and new employee information online

Key features:

  • Electronic I-9 Verification form is auto-populated with pre-hire screening information
  • Digital storage of E-Verify results and copies of Form I-9s
  • Automated email notices for required actions
  • Capabilities to easily search Electronic I-9 Verifications in the case of an audit
  • Real-time status updates from E-Verify

Information verified may include:

  • Social Security number
  • Work visa authorization
  • Immigration “A” number
  • I-94 arrival and departure numbers

Rules and regulations:

When you decide to participate in E-Verify and conduct Electronic I-9 Verifications, you must conduct verifications on all new employees with no exceptions. Every employee must complete the Form I-9 and Electronic I-9 Verification process within 3 government business days of the hire date.

Other requirements may apply to Federal contractors and sub-contractors. Contact us for more information about E-Verify regulations that may apply to your company.

Verification turnaround time:

Same day


Q: At what point in the hiring process should I use Electronic I-9 Verification?

A: If you participate in E-Verify, you must complete the Form I-9 and E-Verify process within 3 government business days from the hire date for every new employee.

Q: Can I use E-Verify on all of my existing employees?

A: No. E-Verify I-9 verification can only be used on new employees within 3 days from the hire date. Some exceptions apply for federal contractors and sub-contractors.

Q: Can I selectively conduct Electronic I-9 Verifications on new hires from various departments/divisions within my organization?

A: No. Once you register with E-Verify, the I-9 Verification must be conducted equally on ALL new hires. Some exceptions apply for federal contractors and subcontractors.

Q: Am I required to conduct an Electronic I-9 Verification on my new hires, or is my current I-9 process enough?

A: As long as you comply with USCIS requirements for Form I-9s, you are fulfilling your obligations. The only exception is that some Federal contractors and sub-contractors are required to complete Electronic I-9 Verifications.

However, we do make I-9 verifications easier. Online verification of proofs of citizenship, digital document storage and automated email notices make the process simpler and provide peace of mind.

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