The E-Verify system allows employers to compare information provided on an employee's I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form (.pdf) to an online government database to verify employment eligibility and the authenticity of social security numbers. The program remains voluntary for employers with limited exceptions. DHS reports that 141,000 employers have run over 7 million queries as of August 8, 2009.
For more information:
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - Federal Contractors Required to Use E-Verify Beginning September 8, 2009.
- Enroll in E-Verify (Note: Only supported browsers are Internet Explorer and Netscape).
- E-Verify Homepage