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I9 Frequently Asked Questions

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What is E-Verify?

E-Verify is a federal program created to verify the employment eligibility status of newly hired employees. The program, overseen by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCIS), was created to detect forged immigration documents.

Who is required to use the E-Verify Program?

Currently, this program is a requirement for almost all federal contractors and is required by some states for all new hires and other states for new hires where the employer is a state contractor, it is also recommended for use to monitor the employment eligibility status of employees all across the United States.

How long does the E-Verify process take?

For most employees, the process will take less than one business day to complete, once the I-9 form has been sent to us.

Do I have to submit all employees for processing through E-Verify?

Once you have signed up for the E-Verify program, all new hires must be processed within three business days of hire.

How long do I have to submit my new hires for processing?

All new hires must be processed within three business days of the hire date. Employees who have been offered and accepted a position may be run through the E-Verify process in advance of their actual work start date as long as E-Verify is not used to screen applicants.

What if I don’t submit the I-9 form within the three-day time frame?

We will still process the request, but federal penalties may be applied for misuse of the program.

Can I check the employment eligibility of my current employees?

To verify current employees, you must be a federal contractor who has been awarded a contract that includes the Federal Acquisition Rule (FAR) E-Verify clause. If you choose this option, then all current employees must be checked. 

If you have a question that has not been answered on this page, please visit Pac Signing for I 9 Verification Services.

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