You are entering an official United States Government System, which may be used only for authorized purposes. Websites for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have been established in accordance with the Interim ISS Directive, which includes regular risk assessments and certifications. The Chief Information Officer of the Department of Homeland Security is the final authority on security requirements and controls for Homeland Security Websites. Every effort is made to ensure the quality, integrity and utility of the information on this site while ensuring privacy and security. Only authorized personnel may alter Web pages. Unauthorized use of this system may result in criminal, civil and/or administrative penalties.Your Use of Self Check
Your use of Self Check is for the purpose of learning about your work authorization status and the accuracy of your related government records only. By using the Self Check service, you agree that you will not submit biographical or employment authorization document data that relates to anyone other than yourself. You also agree that you will not run a Self Check query at the request of another party or attempt to use the results of your Self Check query to prove to another party that you are authorized to work or eligible for admission to any organization or receipt of any benefit.Information You Submit
Information from the work authorization query part of Self Check will not be shared outside of DHS except for the E-Verify data sharing requirements detailed under the Basic Pilot statute. This includes sharing work authorization query data with the Social Security Administration to facilitate the Self Check mismatch resolution process, as well as sharing data for law enforcement purposes as described in the E-Verify PIA dated May 4, 2010.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) does not retain any personally identifiable information in its Self Check logs. Only transaction ID and error codes are retained in order to facilitate troubleshooting and system management. Third party data providers may retain logs of access to personal information in order to comply with their legal obligations to protect personally identifiable information in their possession per the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The contract for identity proofing permits them to use this information only in very limited ways such as fraud monitoring and prevention, and as required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. This data may be kept for one year and is also reflected as a soft inquiry on your credit report for one year. A soft inquiry has no impact on your credit score and can be seen only by you and the credit bureau. It is required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act to assist in monitoring access to credit files.
USCIS will maintain all information collected during the work authorization query process in accordance with the USCIS Self Check Privacy System of Records Notice. To learn how we maintain your privacy, please review our privacy statement.Intellectual Property
Use of this site or the receipt of information from it does not grant any licenses to any copyrights, patents or any other intellectual property rights or the rights to any of the materials on the site or sites or materials accessed by use of the site. Read more on the Department of Homeland Security Intellectual Property Policy at www.dhs.gov.Identity Assurance
Use of the Self Check service requires us to use an independent, third party identity assurance provider in order to for us to make certain that you are seeking access to the Self Check service only to verify your own work authorization status. This third party provides identity assurance services to USCIS in accordance with the terms and conditions of our Service Level Agreement. USCIS does not control or maintain the information gathered or utilized by Self Check from this identity assurance provider.Accuracy, Completeness and Timeliness of Information on the Site
USCIS assumes no responsibility regarding the accuracy of the information that is provided by the Self Check service. The user assumes all risks of use and the consequences of using the information from the site and any affiliated site, whether accurate or inaccurate.
USCIS does not guarantee the availability of the Self Check Service, nor for it to be operational nor to be available to the general public. USCIS does not guarantee that the sites for identity assurance and for verification of work authorization will be accurate, will be operational or will be available to the general public. The user assumes all risks of accuracy, operational status and of the availability of the Self Check Service.
USCIS makes no representations whatsoever about any other Web site as to content, accuracy, inaccuracy or reliability of the information gathered by the third party Identity Assurance Provider from its sources. We have no role in selecting or culling out the information sources, but do rely on the expertise of the third party sites to gather relevant information. We will hold the third party identity assurance provider to the standards of security and privacy included in the terms of the contract and what is laid out in the security and privacy documentation for this service.Your Liability
If you cause a technical disruption of the site or the systems transmitting the site to you or others by intentional or grossly negligent acts, you agree to be responsible for any and all civil and or criminal penalties, including but not limited to attorneys fees, actual and consequential damages arising from the disruption of the sites, all efforts taken to correct and restore the site, and to defend the rights of the United States Government.Jurisdiction
The federal laws of the United States govern the terms, conditions and use of this site, and all users irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal laws of the United States for any action to enforce these terms, conditions, and use of this site. Unauthorized access is a violation of the laws of the United States (U.S.) and the policies of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and may result in administrative or criminal penalties. Users shall not attempt to access other users' files or system files without prior authorization. Absence of access controls is not an authorization to access or a waiver of applicable laws or Department policies.
This site has been designed to comply with the federal laws of the United States. If any materials on this site or use of this site are contrary to the law of the place where accessed and viewed, the site is not intended for access and view and shall not be used or viewed. Therefore, viewers are responsible for informing themselves of the laws of their specific jurisdiction and complying with them.Accessibility
The Department of Homeland Security is committed to providing access to our Web pages for individuals with disabilities, both members of the public and federal employees. To meet this commitment, we will comply with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Read more on the Department of Homeland Security Accessibility policy at www.dhs.gov.Changes to These Terms
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is committed to maintaining the privacy of your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in accordance with USCIS standards.Your Expectation of Privacy
USCIS understands that you expect your privacy and personal information to be protected. That is why the Self Check service is designed to require that you authenticate your identity before we allow you to access the information we have about you.Collection, Retention, and Use of Information about You
The identity assurance questions asked and the answers you submit are not provided to USCIS. USCIS does not retain any personally identifiable information in its Self Check DHS logs. Only transaction ID and error codes are retained to facilitate troubleshooting and system management. Third party data providers retain logs of access to your personal information in order to comply with their legal obligations to protect personally identifiable information in their possession per the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The terms and conditions that define the contract for identity proofing permits them to use this information only in very limited ways such as fraud monitoring and prevention within their own database. The Fair Credit Reporting Act also mandates restrictions on the sharing of any data obtained by the third party data provider.
The identity proofing process relies on data already in the possession of the third party data provider. If you fail identity proofing, only a set of error codes will be returned to USCIS. USCIS does not retain the questions, your answers, or any identifying information supplied by you during the identity authentication process. If you decide to cancel the identity proofing process during the session, or if the session times out because of inactivity, the personal information entered by you and any questions generated by the identity authentication provider is not retained in Self Check. If the answers to the questions match the information contained in the commercial database you will be allowed to continue through the Self Check process. If you successfully pass identity proofing, the personal information you enter persists for the purpose of employment eligibility verification.
Your name, date of birth, and Social Security number (if you provided it during the identity assurance step) will be persisted and will pre-populate the employment eligibility check. Next, you will be required to enter additional information based on the documentation you would present to an employer for processing in E-Verify. The information collected from you is dependent on your citizenship status and your document choices but could include: Social Security Number; Citizenship Status; Alien Number; Passport Number; I-94 Number; and /or Permanent Resident or Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Card Number. This is the information that is used to determine employment authorization in the E-Verify process. This process is the same process as the basic E-Verify query and is described in the E-Verify PIA, dated May 4, 2010.
We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time.