Immigration, Form I-9 and Work Visas: Wisconsin

Immigration, Form I-9 and Work Visas requirements for other states

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Author: Melissa A. Silver, XpertHR Legal Editor

Summary

  • Wisconsin is a participant of the Records and Information from Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for E-Verify (RIDE) program, which verifies the validity and authenticity of an employee's driver's license and/or ID card by comparing the driver's license data with the state motor vehicle records. See Ride.

RIDE

Wisconsin is a participant of the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) program. E-Verify, a federal electronic verification system, compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data contained in the databases of the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security, to confirm employment eligibility. Driver's licenses and ID cards are documents frequently used as proof of identify by employees for E-Verify. RIDE verifies the validity and authenticity of an employee's driver's license and/or ID card by comparing the driver's license data (from a driver's license, driver's permit or state issued identification card) with the state motor vehicle records. If there is a match, E-Verify then compares that information with the information initially entered into E-Verify by the employer.

RIDE should help an employer detect fraudulent documents and identify state record errors.

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Additional Resources

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

RIDE Wisconsin Fact Sheet