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Updated USCIS Form I-765 to allow for EAD and Social Security Number Request Simultaneously

October 4, 2017 Leave a comment

Foreign nationals in certain categories or classifications can now apply for work authorization and a social security number using an updated Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.  To lawfully work in the United States, foreign workers in some categories and classifications need both an employment authorization document (EAD) from USCIS, and a Social Security number (SSN) from the SSA.

Previously, applicants needed to submit a Form I-765 to USCIS for an EAD, and then submit additional paperwork in-person at their local Social Security office to obtain an SSN.  The revised USCIS Form I-765 includes additional questions that allow applicants to apply for an SSN or replacement card without visiting a Social Security office.

Beginning October 2, 2017, USCIS started transmitting the additional data collected on the form to the SSA for processing.  Moving forward, applicants who receive
their approved EADs from USCIS should receive their Social Security card from SSA within the following two weeks.  It is imperative to note that starting December 4, 2017, USCIS will only accept the 7/17/17 edition of Form I-765.

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