E-Verify is an Internet-based system for employers to use to check the work authorization
status of employees. Participating E-Verify employers enter information into E-Verify
from an employee’s DHS Form
I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification). E-Verify compares that information to federal
databases to determine if that employee is allowed to work in the United States. If
the data matches, E-Verify sends a message to the employer confirming employment eligibility.
If the data does not match, E-Verify sends a message to the employer that the employee
is tentatively not confirmed. To resolve the Tentative Nonconfirmation or TNC, the
employee must visit a Social Security Administration (SSA) FO or SSCC within eight
days to correct or update their records. If the employee does not visit a SSA office
timely, the employer receives a Final Nonconfirmation (FNC), and under the E-Verify
program rules, the employer can terminate the employee’s employment. For more information
on E-Verify, TNCs, and FNCs, see RM 10245.015, Overview of the E-Verify Process.