On Sept. 17, E-Verify deployed the following enhancements to reinforce requirements for Form I-9 and E-Verify:
- Updated field name: The field name for the Social Security number has changed to “Unrestricted Social Security Number.” The field name previously said “Social Security Number.”
- New helper text: E-Verify added new helper text to the Unrestricted Social Security Number field to describe which Social Security Card is acceptable for E-Verify use.
- Updated List C choices: The List C drop-down list now says “Unrestricted Social Security Card.”
As a reminder, only unrestricted Social Security Cards are acceptable for Form I-9 and E-Verify. If the card has one of the following restrictions, you should ask the employee to provide a different document showing work authorization:
- NOT VALID FOR EMPLOYMENT
- VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH INS AUTHORIZATION
- VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION
An E-Verify case cannot be created without a SSN. If a newly hired employee has applied for, but has not yet received his or her SSN (e.g., the employee is a newly arrived immigrant), attach an explanation to the employee’s Form I-9 and set it aside. Then create a case in E-Verify using the employee’s SSN as soon as it is available. If you are unable to create a case by the third business day after the employee’s first day of employment, select Awaiting Social Security number when prompted by E-Verify.