E-Verify is a government system that allows employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the US. If you integrate E-Verify in your Fountain account, the I-9 form completed by you and the applicant will automatically be sent to government systems to be screened. Federal contractors and certain states are required to use E-Verify, and companies can voluntarily use it. 

I-9 Stage Required for E-Verify

You may use the I-9 form stage without E-Verify; however, if you want to use E-Verify, you must use the I-9 form stage.

What's Covered


Enable E-Verify:

  1. Download, complete and send E-Verify Signup Questionnaire to support@fountain.com. We will then onboard your business into the E-Verify system and add E-Verify to your Fountain integrations.
  2. Sign the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) email from E-Verify authorizing Fountain to send I-9 Forms to E-Verify on your behalf.


Integrate E-Verify

  1. Hover over your username on the top right in the Fountain website.
  2. Click IntegrationsScreening on the left column.
  3. Scroll down to Employment Authorization. Click Connect to the right of Everify.


E-Verify Result

After an employer signs part 2 of an I-9 form, they will be redirected to a form prompting them to submit the I-9 form to E-Verify.

A label will also be added to the applicant in the applicant table with the E-Verify result.


95% or more of applicants processed with E-Verify will be authorized for employment immediately after submitting the above form. If E-Verify requires further action, the user will be redirected to the appropriate site based on the case status.

Confirm Details
If your applicant requires confirmation of certain details, this menu will appear.
Photo Match
E-Verify may prompt you to confirm if the applicant's profile matches the photo on the document.
Scan and Upload
If the applicant requires additional documents, you can upload them here.
Pending Referral (Tentative non confirmation)
If E-Verify requires more information from you or the applicant, they will send you the following status.
This status will appear if you have referred your applicant to SSA/DHS after the applicant has contested the Tentative non confirmation.
Employment Authorized
If employment is authorized, this will appear.
Employment Closed
If your applicant is not authorized to work, this will appear.
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