If the document presented does not appear to be authentic based on the visual inspection
and the instructions in RM 10210.200, follow the instructions in step 8 of RM 10210.210. When appropriate, develop for possible fraud follow GN 04110.010.
If it appears that the applicant used another name, add it to the SSN application
as “other name(s) used” on the Number Holder Additional Information Screen.
The SR or higher graded interviewing employee will
enter the application into Enumeration System per RM 10205.310
upon identifying the application as suspect, request verification of the document
from the issuing source
photocopy both sides of the document.
If any information is not legible, write the information on the photocopy.
Return the original document to the applicant.
Send the photocopy of the document to the issuing source when requesting verification
and follow the instructions on how to establish a holding file for an SSN application
in RM 10215.015.
NOTE: Pay close attention to laminated documents, especially documents that have been laminated
by an applicant. See RM 10210.085C for more information on laminated documents.