Sunday, July 4, 2010

USCIS Launches Redesigned E-Verify Employer Web Interface

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Press Release

WASHINGTON—After a year-long overhaul, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched a completely redesigned web interface for employers using the Agency’s E-Verify Program.
“This is one more example of the ongoing enhancements we are making to E-Verify,” said USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas. “The redesigned web interface for E-Verify provides employers more streamlined access and offers an expanded customer support section. This parallels the Agency’s redesign last September that ensures continued efficiency and transparency in our services.”
The re-engineering of more than 200 pages has transformed the web interface user experience. The new web interface includes improved navigational tools to enhance ease-of-use, minimize errors, support compliance with the terms of use, and enable real-time validation of employers enrolling in E-Verify against commercial data.
A new home page, along with a new ‘case alerts’ feature, improved case management, and streamlined tutorials are among the improvements to the E-Verify website. The new interface also has enhanced security features such as masking Social Security numbers to further protect privacy and ensure that only valid companies enroll in E-Verify. This and other new features will also help minimize the chances of fraudulent access.
The user-centric design showcases E-Verify’s continued commitment to customer service, security, accuracy, and efficiency. It further highlights USCIS’s overall customer centric focus and desire to continually increase the public’s confidence in the system.
All current E-Verify users are required to complete the updated tutorial. The tutorial takes about 20 minutes to complete and serves as a “how-to” of the new system.
E-Verify is a free, easy-to-use Web-based system—operated by USCIS in partnership with the Social Security Administration—that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. More than 208,000 participating employers at more than 762,000 worksites nationwide currently use E-Verify to electronically verify their newly hired workers’ employment authorization. Since Oct. 1, 2009, E-Verify has processed more than 11 million queries.
For more information about the new interface, navigation, and tools please visit the E-Verify Redesign section of the E-Verify web page at
For more information on USCIS and its programs, visit
Last updated:06/14/2010

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