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SAVE Program

The SAVE Program is an intergovernmental initiative designed to aid federal, state, and local benefit-granting agencies in determining a benefit applicant’s immigration status, thereby ensuring that only entitled applicants receive federal, state, or local public benefits and licenses. The program is an information service for eligible benefit-granting agencies, institutions, licensing bureaus, and other governmental entities.

Specifically, the SAVE Program offers an effective, efficient, and secure method of immigration status verification. By providing immigration status information, authorized benefit-granting agencies or institutions are able to determine whether an applicant is eligible for a benefit according to the agency’s regulations. SAVE assesses a charge per transaction.

The SAVE Program verifies an applicant’s current immigration status. It does not determine if an applicant is eligible for any publicly-funded benefit.

Information taken from the SAVE Program. For more information, visit