Don't Accept Restricted Social Security Cards for I-9 Verification, E-Verify Warns

E-Verify recently reminded employers not to accept restricted Social Security cards as List C documents on the I-9 work authorization verification form. Form I-9 List C documents verify an employee's authorization to work.

Employers should not accept a restricted Social Security card that is stamped with one of the following:

  • Valid for work only with DHS authorization
  • Valid for work only with INS authorization
  • Not valid for employment

Details: E-Verify announcement, https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCISEVERIFY/bulletins/24dfc6b; List C documents that establish employment authorization, https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/133-list-c-documents-establish-employment-authorization; Form I-9 acceptable documents, https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents/list-documents/form-i-9-acceptable-documents?topic_id=1&t=c