E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.
The Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) initiative is an enhancement to the E-Verify program that verifies the validity of driver’s license and ID card information by matching the data entered by employers against jurisdiction records.
By partnering with AAMVA and state motor vehicle offices, USCIS leverages the existing driver status exchange system, Problem Driver Pointer System (PDPS) to verify driver’s license information against state records.
If you are interested in participating in the RIDE program, or would like more information, please contact the AAMVA Help Desk.
E-Verify is a program operated by USCIS and the Social Security Administration (SSA) which allows an employer to electronically check information that a newly hired employee would submit on their Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.
USCIS believes the use of driver’s license data in its employment verification process will significantly improve the accuracy and efficiency of E-Verify in verifying identity and work authorization. Employees who are hired to work in the United States most often use a United States driver’s license and Social Security card as their documentation for the Form I-9 and the employment verification process.
The ability to accurately and efficiently verify the work status of employees who use their driver’s license depends on verifying driver’s license records from states that are willing to support this E-Verify enhancement.
The following jurisdictions are currently participating the the RIDE pilot: