The Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) initiative automates motor vehicle document verification between Motor Vehicle Agencies (MVAs) and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The voluntary program allows USCIS E-Verify (employment verification) employers to verify their new employee's driver’s license, permit, or state-issued ID with the issuing U.S. jurisdiction. The E-Verify system verifies the data and responds to the E-Verify user whether the submitted information matches with the MVA data or not.
If you are interested in participating in the pilot program, or need more information, please contact AAMVA Support.
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: