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My employee presented an acceptable receipt to complete Section 2 of Form I-9. Can I create a case in E-Verify using this receipt?

No, E-Verify requires an employer to receive the actual document (as opposed to a receipt for a document) before they can create a case in E-Verify. You must create an E-Verify case within three business days from the date an employee presents the actual document for which the receipt was presented. If you are unable to create a case within three business days of hire, E-Verify will prompt you to enter the reason for the delay. When E-Verify asks for the reason why this case has not been submitted within three business days select: ‘Other’ and type “Awaiting actual document” in the field provided.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/30/2012