Form I-9 and E-Verify Required by Law for Employers in Arizona

E-Verify, authorized by Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), is a web-based system through which employers electronically confirm the employment eligibility of their employees.

In the E-Verify process, employers create cases based on information taken from an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. E-Verify then electronically compares that information to records available to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). The employer usually receives a response within a few seconds either confirming the employee’s employment eligibility or indicating that the employee needs to take further action to complete the case.

The process can be confusing and complicated. The Outreach Branch of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services Verification Division wants to help disseminate helpful information and provide interactive and personalized trainings to help employers meet their obligations.

There is a monthly calendar of public webinars that cover a variety of topics. If employers wanted more information about E-Verify or the Form I-9, these webinars would be a great place to start! The calendar is updated monthly and can be found on the E-Verify.gov website under the “About E-Verify” section.

Feel free to reach out to Jeanette directly if you have any questions or a request for more information.


Jeanette Johnson

Outreach Branch | USCIS Verification Division

Mobile: 213-215-0442 | Office: 213-337-6070

jeanette.k.johnson@uscis.dhs.gov