New USCIS Kind Streamlines Process to Acquire a Work Authorization File and Social Security Number All at once

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Release Date: Oct. 2, 2017

New USCIS Kind Streamlines Process to Acquire a Work Authorization File and Social Security Number All at once

WASHINGTON– Based upon a brand-new information-sharing collaboration in between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Serice (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), foreign nationals in specific classifications or categories can now request work authorization and a social security number utilizing a single kind– the updated Kind I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

To legally operate in the United States, foreign employees in some categories and classifications require both an employment authorization file (EAD) from USCIS, and a Social Security number (SSN) from the SSA. Formerly, candidates had to send a Type I-765 to USCIS for an EAD, then send extra documentation in-person at their regional Social Security workplace to acquire an SSN.

The modified USCIS kind consists of extra concerns that permit candidates to look for an SSN or replacement card without going to a Social Security workplace. Beginning today, USCIS will send the extra information gathered on the kind to the SSA for processing. Progressing, candidates who get their authorized EADs from USCIS ought to get their Social Security card from SSA within the following 2 weeks.

EADs function as paperwork to reveal companies that a person is licensed to operate in the United States for a particular period. SSNs are utilized to report earnings to the federal government, and to identify a person’s eligibility for certain advantages. USCIS motivates all U.S. companies to validate the employment eligibility of all brand-new hires through E-Verify.

For extra details on using for employment authorization, go to USCIS’ EAD page or call the USCIS National Client Service.

To find out more on making an application for a Social Security card, see this fact sheet (PDF).

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