USCIS Expands Self Check System to Spanish: The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) expanded its Self-Check system. The USCIS started its Self-Check system in March 2011 in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Mississippi, Virginia and the District of Columbia. The Self-Check system is an online system offered through E-Verify. E-Verify allows participating employers to check the status of workers before they are hired. The Self-Check system is similar in that it allows employees, ages 16 and older, to check their eligibility status before they seek employment.
The new developments of the Self-Check system are important because it has expanded to include California, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington. What is of further importance for potential workers is that the system is now available for Spanish speakers in order to simplify the process. The system also allows for potential workers to make sure that their information on the site is the same as it is on their Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification), which employers check through the E-Verify system.
The Self-Check system can be utilized by visiting the USCIS website, www.USCIS.gov and clicking on the Self-Check link on the far right of the page under the heading “Employment Verification”.