E-Verify has announced that myE-Verify users now can begin using new features, guidance, and updated screens in Self Check to:
- Confirm their employment eligibility in a single case;
- Resolve a Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) (formerly known as a mismatch);
- Resolve a Dual TNC from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA); and
- Track their case to completion and view the results once resolved.
Users who receive a TNC and choose to resolve now have eight federal working days to take action. A system-generated Further Action Notice (FAN) and a Referral Date Confirmation letter will be issued to the user as proof their case has been referred to either DHS, SSA, or both.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said users should contact the appropriate agency in the notice for additional support and resolution. Those who do not take action within the eight federal working days will receive a Final Nonconfirmation (FNC). If the user resolves the TNC after an FNC is issued, they may create a new Self Check case. If the user made a data entry error, they can now close the TNC case and create a new case. Users may only have one Self Check case open at a time.
USCIS said that although myE-Verify remains voluntary and does not replace the E-Verify process, the new features allow applicants, job-seekers, and employees to address their potential TNC status before their next E-Verify employer does.
USCIS announced the following temporary policies in response to the pandemic:
- Employers are still required to create cases for their new hires within three business days from the date of hire.
- Employers must use the hire date from the employee’s Form I-9 when creating the E-Verify case. If case creation is delayed due to COVID-19 precautions, select “Other” from the drop-down list and enter “COVID-19” as the specific reason.
- Employers may not take any adverse action against an employee because the E-Verify case is in an interim case status, including while the employee’s case is in an extended interim case status.