Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Apply for SSN online | Social security number in USA | How to apply for social security number

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In the United States, a Social Security number (SSN) is a nine-digit number issued to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and temporary (working) residents under section 205(c)(2) of the Social Security Act, codified as 42 U.S.C. § 405(c)(2). The number is issued to an individual by the Social Security Administration, an independent agency of the United States government.

Original Social Security Number for a Noncitizen Adult

In general, only noncitizens who have permission to work from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can apply for a Social Security number. If you do not have permission to work but need a Social Security number for other purposes, see “Work eligibility” for further information.

Work eligibility
For most foreign workers, we only need to see an I-94, Arrival/Departure Record. Some foreign workers also must show their work permits from DHS (I-766 or I-688B).

To apply for a Social Security number in USA One needs to :

Complete an Application For A Social Security Card (Form SS-5); and

Documents proving:

  • Immigration status;
  • Work eligibility;
  • Age; and
  • Identity.
Take your completed application and original documents to your local Social Security office .


To get a replacement card of your SSN:

Complete an Application For A Social Security Card (Form SS-5); and

Documents proving your:

Immigration status;

Work eligibility; and

Identity.

Take your completed application and original documents to your local Social Security office