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Trial Phase for E-Verify+ Launches

By Nita Nicole Upadhye

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From June 25, 2024, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will trial E-Verify+, a new system designed to streamline the employment eligibility verification process and Form I-9.

The E-Verify+ trial, announced on May 29, 2024, allows USCIS to test and refine the system based on feedback before its wider release. The aim is to speed up the eligibility confirmation process, reduce the burden on employers and enhance information security for employees.

 

Key Features of E-Verify+

 

The enhanced features of the new system include:

 

a. Employee Self-Service and Secure Data Entry 

Employees can directly upload their documentation and personal information through the “myE-Verify” account. Employers then review and approve this information. Both parties electronically sign Form I-9, which can then be downloaded or archived.

 

b. Direct and Immediate Notifications

Employees will be notified directly and immediately if their employment authorization status cannot be immediately verified, reducing the need for further action notices. This also aims to alleviate the administrative burden on employers, while decreasing processing times and delays.

 

c. Transferable Verification

Most employees previously verified will be able to retain and transfer their status with new employers, facilitating smoother transitions and streamlining the hiring process.

 

Implications for Employers

 

When fully launched, employers will be able to choose between the traditional E-Verify system and E-Verify+, with both types of matters stored together for easy access and management.

However, employers may have to consider certain practicalities when adopting the new system. For example, an assessment of the potential impact of E-Verify+ on employer liability for Form I-9 errors and DHS enforcement may be advisable. Also, where third-party verification services are used, consideration should be given as to how this integrates with E-Verify+ to ensure continued compliance.

 

Need Assistance?

 

For assistance with understanding the new E-Verify+ system, how it operates in relation to the traditional E-Verify system, or any aspect of US immigration compliance or work authorization, contact our experts.

 

This article does not constitute direct legal advice and is for informational purposes only.

 

Author

Founder & Principal Attorney Nita Nicole Upadhye is a recognized leader in the field of US business immigration law, (The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal and AILA) and an experienced and trusted advisor to large multinational corporates through to SMEs. She provides strategic immigration advice and specialist application support to corporations and professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, artists, actors and athletes from across the globe to meet their US-bound talent mobility needs.

Nita is an active public speaker, thought leader, immigration commentator, and immigration policy contributor and regularly hosts training sessions for employers and HR professionals.

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