An Ode to the Form I-9July 10, 2012
by Carrie Chase, Customer Support Specialist
On November 6, 1986, the USCIS became the proud parents of the Form I-9 under the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986. The Form I-9 has come a long way in its short 25 years of life that now includes more than 9.2 million E-Verify cases. Mom and Dad should be proud.
The most recent news in Form I-9 is Self Check expanding nationwide. Self Check allows anyone over the age of 16 to confirm their employment eligibility. According to the USCIS website, “Self Check provides transparent insight into employment eligibility records. If a problem exists with your employment eligibility records, Self Check tells you how to resolve that issue prior to taking a job.”
I was curious and decided to give Self Check a try myself. I entered in my name, date of birth, current address and social security number and followed the on-screen instructions. There are two phases of Self Check; 1) Establish Identity and 2) Confirm Work Eligibility. I was then asked a series of questions which included my previous residence and employment. After the short quiz, I was asked to confirm my social security number and voilà, “Work Authorization Confirmed.”
I hope you’ll celebrate Form I-9s birthday in November with VISANOW!
To try Self Check out for yourself, you can go to www.uscis.gov/selfcheck and confirm if you’re eligible to work in the U.S.This entry was posted in Immigration Blog and tagged Compliance, E-verify, Form I9, I-9, Self Check, USCIS. Bookmark the permalink.
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