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, ensuring that only entitled applicants are receiving federal, state, or local public benefits and licenses. The program serves as an information service for eligible benefit-granting agencies, institutions, licensing bureaus, and other governmental entities.

The SAVE Program, offers an effective, efficient, and secure method of verifying immigration status; 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 benefits.

This information has been taken from the SAVE Program. For detailed information, visit