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USCIS permits concurrent application for employment authorization and Social Security Number

  1. Date Announced

    Oct. 4, 2017

    USCIS has issued a new edition of Form I-765, used for employment authorization document (EAD) applications, which allows qualifying foreign nationals to apply for their Social Security number (SSN) or replacement Social Security card simultaneously with EAD. Eligible non-citizens no longer need to apply in person for a Social Security number. [ID #482]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    Oct. 4, 2017
Status: Final/Actual
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Prior Policies

  • Previously, Form I-765 did not allow foreign nationals to apply for their Social Security number or replacement Social Security card at the same time as their employment authorization document (EAD).

    Updated Form I-765

Commentary

Fragomen: New Form Allows Some Foreign Nationals to Apply Concurrently for Employment Authorization and a Social Security Number

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