Employers—Are You Accepting a Restricted Social Security Card?

You can only accept unrestricted Social Security cards as a List C document.

Do not accept an employee’s restricted Social Security card that is stamped with one of the following restrictions:

  • “VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION”
  • “VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH INS AUTHORIZATION”
  • “NOT VALID FOR EMPLOYMENT”

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