U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently alerted that on July 1, 2014, it began using blue ink for many of its secure stamps. The older secure red ink was retired and is no longer used by USCIS.
The following stamps will now be 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); and
- Initial/Replacement Form I-94 Stamp.
Employers should be aware of this change when examining documents presented by employees during the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification process.