Q & A – What is my responsibility concerning the authenticity of document(s) presented to me?

Q: What is my responsibility concerning the authenticity of document(s) presented to me?

A: You must examine the document(s), and if they reasonably appear on their face to be genuine and to relate to the person presenting them, you must accept them.  To do otherwise could be an unfair immigration-related employment practice.  If the document(s) do not reasonably appear on their face to be genuine or to relate to the person presenting them, you must not accept them.