Sometimes, your employee will present a "receipt" in lieu of a List A, List B, or List C document. An acceptable receipt is valid for a short period of time for completion of Section 2 or Section 3 (reverification) of Form I-9.
There are only three types of acceptable receipts:
Your employee may present a receipt for the application for the replacement of any List A, List B, or List C document. This receipt is valid for 90 days. When it expires, the employee must show you the replacement document for which the receipt was given.
A lawful permanent resident may present this List A receipt instead of showing their Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551) to show evidence of both identity and employment authorization. This receipt is valid until the expiration date on the stamp, or one year after the issuance date if the stamp does not contain an expiration date. When it expires, your employee must show you their Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551).
A refugee may present this List A receipt to show evidence of both identity and employment authorization. This receipt is valid for 90 days. When the receipt expires, your employee must show the employer either an Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766) or a combination of a List B document and an unrestricted Social Security card.
When your employee provides an acceptable receipt, you should:
After the receipt expires, you should:
You cannot accept a receipt for the application for an initial or renewal employment authorization but can accept a receipt for the application for replacement of a lost, stolen or damaged employment authorization document. You cannot accept receipts if employment will last less than three days.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 04/03/2013