- Individuals can now apply for an SSN or Social Security replacement card with a Green Card application
- USCIS previously required individuals to apply for an SSN or replacement card at a Social Security office
- The SSA will automatically assign individuals an SSN
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that individuals who are seeking permanent resident status can apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) or a Social Security replacement card when they apply for a Green Card.
What are the Changes?
Effective immediately, individuals can now apply for a new SSN or a replacement card as part of their Green Card application. Previously, they had to apply for an SSN or replacement card in person at a Social Security office. USCIS has updated Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Resident or Adjust Status with additional questions needed to receive a new SSN or a replacement card.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) will automatically assign individuals an SSN. They do not need to take any additional action.