Employers and SAVE User Agencies! USCIS Is Using New Secure Blue Ink for Certain Immigration Document Stamps
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently started using secure blue ink for certain immigration document stamps. You can see an example of the blue ink in U.S. Custom and Border Protection’s Carrier Liaison Program bulletin from July 1, 2014.
On July 1, 2014, USCIS stopped using secure red ink for these stamps. As of that date, the following five immigration stamps will appear in secure blue ink:
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Parole Stamp
- Temporary I-551 Alien Documentary Identification and Telecommunication (ADIT) Stamp
- Refugee Stamp (Section 207)
- Asylum Stamp (Section 208)
- Initial / Replacement Form I-94 Stamp
Please remember that employers must accept the documents a worker presents when completing Form I-9 as long as those documents appear genuine on their face and relate to the person presenting them.
Employers cannot reject an unexpired, acceptable document presented by a worker, nor can they specify which documents they will accept. Learn more about acceptable documents here.