There are six possible initial responses that could be returned when the I-9 information is submitted to E-Verify:

E-Verify Result

Definition

Action required

Timing

Employment Authorized

Individual is authorized to work in the U.S. and is the most common initial response

Employment eligibility process is complete.

No

Immediate

Employment Authorized with Additional Verification Optional

Individual is authorized to work in the United States; DHS can perform a more in-depth verification at the request of the employer. Princeton’s policy is to not request additional verification

No

Immediate

Initial Verification not Processed

Response has not been received from E-Verify. The system will proved a response within a short period of time

Yes, HR waits for response

A few minutes

Employment Authorized with Additional Verification Automatic

Individual is authorized to work in the U.S.; DHS will perform a more in-depth verification and the system status will automatically be updated within three government work days

Yes, HR informs the individual

3 government work days

SSA or DHS Tentative Nonconfirmation

Information on the individual’s I-9 did not match the information on file at SSA or DHS

Yes, HR informs the individual to resolve issue with SSA/DHS

8 government work days to contact agency; 10 government work days total to resolution

DHS Verification in Process

Definitive answer not yet available

Yes, HR informs the individual of outcome

3 government work days

 

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