The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made some improvements and added new features to its E-Verify site, which were implemented Sept. 16. (E-Verify is a voluntary resource that allows employers to check government documents of job applicants to verify their legal eligibility to work in the United States.) The changes are:

  • E-Verify will now support Internet Explorer (version 6.0 and above) as well as 3 new browser types: . 
    • Firefox (version 3.0 and above)
    • Chrome (version 7.0 and above)
    • Safari (version 4.0 and above)
  • A new Quick Audit Report will allow companies to report their E-Verify activity to federal, state or local government entities when required. This Excel report displays case data but does not include sensitive employee information such as Social Security numbers, or document numbers.
  • New fields will help to reduce instances of tentative nonconfirmations for employees who provide a foreign passport. If an employee provides a foreign passport, you should:
    • Record the country of issuance and foreign passport number on  Form I-9 and
    • Enter the information when creating an E-Verify case.  
New Features for Corporate Administrators:
  • A new Web-based tutorial replaces the live webinar training required of new Corporate Administrators. The tutorial also serves as a resource for existing Corporate Administrators. To access the E-Verify Tutorial for Corporate Administrators, select the ‘Take Tutorial’ link under My Resources in the left-hand navigation menu.
  • A new E-Verify User Manual for Corporate Administrators is now available from the ‘View User Manual’ link under My Resources in the left-hand navigation menu.