February 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

The USCIS recently announced that through a free online service of E-verify, Self Check worker can check their own employment eligibility status. It is now available in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.

Since the launch in March, around 67,000 people have used Self Check and it is expected the participation will significantly increase with service now available to individuals across the country.

This online service, Self Check was developed through a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). It was developed to provide individuals a tool to check their own employment eligibility status. In addition it acts as guidance on how to correct their DHS and SSA records. This is the first online E-Verify service offered directly to workers. It is available in English and Spanish.

Since the launch, thousands of individuals have used Self Check to access their federal employment eligibility records. It is also an guide to know how to correct potential record discrepancies before the hiring process.

USCIS also celebrated the official opening of its immigration field office in Queens, N.Y. The new office is located at 27-35 Jackson Ave. It has waiting rooms, an Application Supprt Center (where fingerprinting and photographic services are offered), a naturalization ceremony room, and interview and file rooms. The building, previously a warehouse was renovated to create a modern and efficient office space. The Queens office can serve about 500 people each business day. The office hours are between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Around 100 employees transferred to the Queens office from the now-closed Garden City, Long Island, office. In addition, the USCIS recently opened an office in Holtsville, Long Island.

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