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Due to the government shutdown, E-Verify and E-Verify services are currently unavailable. E-Verify is a United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees, both U.S. or foreign citizens, to work in the U.S.

At this time, employers will not be able to access their E-Verify accounts to:

  • Enroll in E-Verify;
  • Create an E-Verify case;
  • View or take action on any case;
  • Add, delete or edit any user account;
  • Reset passwords;
  • Edit company information;
  • Terminate accounts;
  • Run reports; and
  • Resolve E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNCs).

Similarly, employees will not be able to access their myE-Verify accounts to use:

  • Self Check;
  • Self Lock;
  • Case History; and
  • Case Tracker

Due to the unavailability of E-Verify and E-Verify services, the following policies have been implemented to help mitigate the significant impact on employer operations:

  • Suspension of the “three-day rule” for creating E-Verify cases for cases affected by the unavailability of E-Verify;
  • Extension of the time period during which employees may resolve TNCs. The number of days E-Verify is not available will not count toward the days the employee has to begin the process of resolving his/her TNCs.

At this time, the following E-Verify resources are still available:

  • Information on interim cases statuses and E-Verify resources;
  • The E-Verify User Manuals or Guides and the E-Verify website; and
  • The Supplement Guide for E-Verify Employer Agents.

Although E-Verify is currently unavailable, the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification requirements still apply. For example, employers are still required to complete the Form I-9 no later than the third business day after an employee starts work for pay.

Lastly, telephone and email support for Form I-9, E-Verify, and myE-Verify are unavailable until further notice.

We will keep you up to date on any developments regarding this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.