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Summary: DHS Verification Number Must Be Entered on G-845 Form

Publication Date: August 1, 2008

Author: William Leith, Acting General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid

Summary: DHS Verification Number Must Be Entered on G-845 Form

Posted on 08-01-2008

As you know, the Central Processing System (CPS) conducts a match of applicant data with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a service of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), to confirm a student's citizenship status and eligibility for federal student aid.

When this match is conducted, DHS returns the DHS Verification Number, a 15-digit confirmation number which appears on the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) under "Match Flags" in the FAA Information section.

If manual Secondary Confirmation is necessary, the school must submit the Immigration Status/Document Verification Request (G-845) form. The DHS Verification Number is requested on page 1 of the form (Section A, #5- Verification Number).

We would like to thank you for submitting the G-845 form with the DHS Verification Number accurately entered on page 1 and request that you continue to do so to avoid processing delays. This number is now critical to the timely processing of the form.

Effective immediately, DHS will contact us if a G-845 form is received without a DHS Verification Number. We will in turn contact the school that submitted the form to request the DHS Verification Number and to determine why it was not entered on the form. We will then forward the DHS Verification Number to DHS and the G-845 will be processed.

Thank you for your assistance in ensuring the efficiency of the Secondary Confirmation process.

Contact Information

If you have questions, please contact Marya Dennis at

If you have general questions about the G-845 form, please contact the Research and Customer Care Center (RCCC) at 800/433-7327 or by fax at 202/275-5532. You can also e-mail the RCCC at Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays.

Last Modified: 07/31/2008