E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee’s Form I-9, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. The E-Verify system is operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
The E-Verify system assists employers further in verifying the employment eligibility of all newly-hired and/or existing employees. Through E-Verify, employers send information from the Form I-9 to the SSA and DHS to ensure authorization to work in the United States. It also validates that your name, social security number, date of birth, citizenship status, and any other non-citizen information you provide your employer on the Form I-9 match government records.