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12 December 2011

Why Do You Use Self Check?

Self Check is a fast, free and voluntary service that allows you to check your employment eligibility in the United States. Users can check the accuracy of their employment eligibility records and get information on how to fix any errors they might find. A Service of E-Verify, Self Check was launched in a limited number of states in March 2011. Since then, more than 50,000 people have used it.

In the coming months, we’re preparing to make Self Check available nationwide. To help us ensure that our service is as good as it can be, we invite those of you who have already used Self Check to share your experiences, observations and recommendations. To do so, please email us at with the subject line, “Why I Used Self Check.” You can also post feedback here in the comments section.

We’re particularly interested in finding out why you used Self-Check, and whether your experience was positive or negative. What worked well for you and what didn't? We’ll read your comments and, in a future post, highlight a few of your stories.

For those of you not already using Self Check, think about the benefits of using it. Employers are using E-Verify more and more to confirm the employment eligibility of their new hires. Wouldn’t you like to know whether you would be work authorized by E-Verify and if there are any errors in your record before your new boss does? Self Check allows you to do that! For more information, please visit the Self Check website at



At December 12, 2011 at 2:37:00 PM EST , Anonymous Ed Kingston said...

Very, very easy to use. Would never have thought it to be so simple. I would strongly urge those applying for a job to check this out first before finding something wrong.

At December 12, 2011 at 2:47:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Used just now and the result is Green. This gave me an extra confidence that I have the right documentation and the same had been shared to my employer. Thanks for the automation.

At December 12, 2011 at 2:54:00 PM EST , Anonymous Nicholas said...

Self check make you fill you are in control. So easy and user friendly.

At December 12, 2011 at 3:11:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made me feel secure and confident about going forward with joining a company.

At December 12, 2011 at 3:29:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It appears to me that self-check is an open invitation to find out in advance whether false identification is sufficient to pass as legitimate. By alerting purchasers of false identification that it is not going to work so the purchasers can get better false identification before trying it on an actual potential employer it robs e-verify of the deterrent value of fear of getting caught.

At December 12, 2011 at 11:43:00 PM EST , Blogger MIGUEL ANGEL MARTINEZ MUÑOZ said...

its bery good of self check

At December 13, 2011 at 2:10:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr.Mayorkas,

EB2 Applicants are waiting for so many years. As you are aware the positions and Qualifications are specially deemed for the Position. I am personally a PHD holder and Dual master completed with 10 years of experience. My Job required me to file for EB2 but I am waiting for years because , EB3 People are jumping the line and getting ahead of me. I am not blaming a single country but policy should be strict to make sure that EB3 Applied pettition are go into AUDIT Every single TIME and they are not adjucated unless they are through.

Most of the time the fraud is 90% of the cases where the EB3==> EB2 conversions are happening.

Please look into the issue.

At December 13, 2011 at 8:34:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

yup you're right!!!

At December 13, 2011 at 3:49:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It worked fine when I could finally use my unexpired US passport but it repeatedly failed using my SSN. If this is how it works for US employers then I'm glad I hopefully won't be looking for a job any time soon.

At December 14, 2011 at 1:56:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought I would test self-check to see how it worked.

I used it and it failed me and told me to go seek information from various federal agencies. I am a citizen. I was born in the U.S. and have a U.S. passport. My parents were born in the U.S.

But if E-Verify were mandatory now, the job I recently took would have been at risk and I would now be spending months trying to straighten the federal government out.

I am very happy that it is not mandatory.


David R. Burton

At February 21, 2012 at 1:30:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm Irish and have had a greencard for the past 7 years and just recently applied for citizenship but figured it was good to do selfcheck to make sure the records they already have on me were accurate. Out of several friends with greencards, I seem to be the only one that continues to update my records by providing the change of address form etc so i was pretty sure the information was all accurate but no harm checking right. This system is so easy to use and foolproof in my view and I got the confirmation I'm indeed eligible for employment and should not have any delays in any employment application as a result of them checking e-verify. Great system in my view but is funny that an American citizen colleague tried it and failed but he made a mistake hence why it threw him up as having issues. Do it accurately and it works!

At June 26, 2012 at 8:13:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so easy, even a cave man can do it!


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