In March 2020, E-Verify extended the timeframe employees had to contest tentative nonconfirmations (TNCs) of their Social Security numbers. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said this extension was due in part to the Social Security Administration (SSA) closing its offices to the public. Many referred TNCs have not received final responses. USCIS said E-Verify will begin updating some referred TNCs with final responses. 

Highlights of USCIS’s updates released on October 26, 2021, include:

  • To complete the E-Verify process, employers must close every case, including those cases that were recently updated with final responses. However, E-Verify will automatically close cases that receive a result of Employment Authorized.
  • Employers must close cases that were created in error, with incorrect information, or for employees who are no longer employed. Incomplete cases must also be closed.
  • Cases that are in a status of “Referred,” “Verification In Process,” or “Case in Continuance” are exceptions as these cases cannot be closed until final case results are issued.

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