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INS Secondary Confirmation Match to be implemented after start-up

Publication Date: December 27, 2000

Author: CPS | Central Processing System

Summary: INS Secondary Confirmation Match to be implemented after start-up

Posted on December 27, 2000

To: All Destination Points

From: Student Financial Assistance Programs

Department of Education

Subj: INS Secondary Confirmation Match to be implemented after start-up

This is a reminder that we plan to implement an automated INS Secondary Confirmation Match process, but it will not be until sometime after we start up the 2001-002 CPS. INS is working to be ready for the new process as soon as possible. We will notify you when the automated Secondary Confirmation Match has been implemented. In the meantime, schools should continue to use current secondary confirmation procedures.

In brief, the way the process will work is: applicants who apply as eligible non-citizens and provide alien registration numbers, but who are not verified by the INS primary verification match, will automatically be processed at INS for secondary confirmation.

When we receive the results of primary verification back from the INS, the CPS will determine which records have an INS match flag of "N," meaning that the INS could not confirm the student's eligible non-citizenship status. We will immediately send the INS another file of these records for the automated secondary confirmation process.

While automated secondary confirmation is underway, the CPS will process SARs and ISIRs to report the primary verification match results, as well as other database match and regular processing results.

When we receive the results of the automated secondary confirmation back from the INS, the CPS will create systems-generated SARs and ISIRs that report these results to students and schools. The CPS systems-generated indicator will be set to "I" to identify these records.

For information on the secondary confirmation match flags, see Enclosure B of 2001-02 Action Letter

#4 posted to IFAP in November 2000.

Last Modified: 06/14/2001