Verify Florida


As of January 1, 2021, employers are required to verify a person’s employment eligibility after an offer of employment has been accepted, in accordance with section 448.095, Florida Statutes.



An employer must verify a person’s employment eligibility by using the E-Verify system or by requiring the person to provide the same documentation that is required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services on its Employment Eligibility Verification form (Form I-9). The employer must retain a copy of this documentation for at least three years after the person’s initial date of employment.

To ensure compliance, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Attorney General, the State Attorney or the Statewide Prosecutor may request the employer to provide copies of the documentation relied upon by the employer for the verification of a person’s employment eligibility.

If you believe that an employer is not verifying employment eligibility for employees hired on or after January 1, 2021, you may notify the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) by sending an email to

Please Include:

  • Your contact information, including your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
  • An explanation of your good faith belief that a private employer is not verifying employment eligibility for employee’s hired on or after January 1, 2021.
  • The employer’s contact information, including the business name, business address, business telephone number, business email, and the employer’s name.

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