When an employee presents a receipt for I-9 purposes, you
should “hold” the I-9 until the employee returns
with original documentation (which he/she must do within
90 days). Once the original documentation is in hand, you
can update the Form I-9 and run the E-Verify query. You
will need to indicate in the E-Verify system that the employee
presented a receipt at the time of hire to explain why the
query is “late.”
employee presented a receipt for a replacement document.
How do I handle this in E-Verify?
I know that employees can, when completing the Form I-9,
present receipts for replacement documents when the originals
were lost, stolen, or damaged. But how to I complete E-Verify
queries for these employees?
Wait to run a query until the original document is presented.
E-Verify users cannot accept receipts for I-9 purposes.
Run the query as though the original document had been presented.
Call E-Verify to have the E-Verify official push the query
through for you.