We recently published a post titled “E-Verify For Employees: Know Your Rights” that outlined some important general information about your rights, and the responsibilities of employers, when it comes to E-Verify. In this first of a five-part series, we will highlight specific Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) provided by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as they relate to employee rights and E-Verify.
Why Did I Received A Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC)?
A Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) means that the information on your I-9 form that your employer entered into E-Verify did not match DHS or SSA records. A TNC does not mean that you are not authorized to work in the United States.
A TNC from the DHS may occur if:
- Your name, A-number, and/or I-94 number was recorded incorrectly in DHS records.
- Your U.S. Passport, Passport Card, driver's license or state ID card information could not be verified.
- Your information was not updated in DHS records at the time your information was checked in E-Verify.
- Your citizenship or immigration status changed.
- There is another type of error on your DHS record.
- Your employer did not submit your information correctly to E-Verify.
- The name you provided on your Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, is not consistent with your name in DHS records.
An TNC from the SSA may occur if:
- Your citizenship or immigration status changed since you last received your Social Security number.
- You changed your name but did not report the change to SSA.
- Your name, Social Security number or date of birth was recorded incorrectly in SSA records.
- There is another type of mismatch with your SSA record.
- Your employer did not enter your information correctly in E-Verify.
- The name you provided on your Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, is not consistent with your name in SSA records.
Your employer must inform you if you received a TNC. In our next post in this series we will discuss your options should you receive a TNC.