What is SAVE and why do I have to complete a SAVE Affidavit?
Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) is an information-sharing initiative that allows authorized staff to validate a noncitizen's immigration status by accessing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The federal agency responsible for immigration and citizenship. This agency was formerly known as the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) and Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) data. The USCIS will protect people's privacy to the maximum degree possible, in accordance with the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) which, along with other immigration laws, treaties, and conventions of the United States, relates to the immigration, temporary admission, naturalization, and removal of aliens. and other applicable statutes. No consent for release of information is required to use SAVE.

The Georgia General Assembly passed legislation in 2007 that makes compliance with SAVE a requirement. The law is codified in O.C.G.A. § 50-36-1 and requires, among other things, that state agencies and departments and every political subdivision of the state, including cities and counties, verify the lawful presence in the United States of any applicant for any applicant for a public benefit and verify that the applicant is legally entitled to receive the benefit for which they applied.

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1. How do I become a vendor with Augusta, GA?
2. To whom do we submit our bids and proposals? Also, who should we direct our questions to about bids?
3. Where do I go to check if a bid has been advertised?
4. May I view the actual plans and specifications for bids from Augusta, GA?
5. How may I obtain the bid tabulation sheet after a bid has been opened?
6. Why am I required to have an E-Verify number?
7. How do I acquire an E-Verify number?
8. If I am already enrolled in E-Verify, how do I acquire a copy of my Memorandum of Understand (MOU)?
9. What is SAVE and why do I have to complete a SAVE Affidavit?
10. How do I check on the payment status of a PO?
11. How can I acquire proof of tax exemption for Augusta?
12. What if I discover a mistake or problem on a purchase order issued to my company?