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How do EB-5 investors get their social security numbers?

I entered the U.S. with my EB-5 visa two weeks ago and am still waiting for my green card to be mailed to me. Will a social security number be assigned to me automatically with my green card? Do I have to visit a social security office to make an application?

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should have requested if has not arrived within five to six weeks. A trip to the office is advisable.

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    Daniel A Zeft

    Immigration Attorney
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    After you receive your permanent resident card, you must appear at an office of the Social Security Administration.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    If you requested an SSN on your Form DS-260, then one should be automatically generated and mailed to you. If you did not request one or if you do not remember and do not receive one in a few weeks, you can take your passport and green card to your local social security office and request one there.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
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    Most likely the social security number will be assigned to you automatically if it was requested in your DS-260 application. If not, getting one is a very simple process. All you have to do is to go to the nearest social security office with your passport, which will have your immigrant visa stamped on it together with your permanent residency card assuming you receive it by then. To prove your identity and work-authorized immigration status, you can show your current U.S. immigration documents and your unexpired foreign passport. Acceptable immigration documents include Form I-551 (lawful permanent resident card, machine-readable immigrant visa), an admission stamp showing a class of admission permitting work, Form I-94 (arrival/departure record) or Form I-766 (employment authorization document/EAD).

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    Barbara Suri

    Immigration Attorney
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    If you adjust status in the U.S., you may apply for your social security number upon receipt of your employment authorization. If you apply for your visa overseas, you may opt for the government to submit your information to the SSA, in which case a social security number will be mailed to you upon the receipt of your green card and entry into the U.S.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    If you requested this correctly on the DS-260, it should come automatically. If not here, soon go to the nearest social security office to inquire.

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    Sally Amirghahari

    Immigration Attorney
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    Welcome to the great USA. Once you get your green card then you should take your green card to a social security office and apply for it there. Congratulations on getting your EB-5 visa.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    It depends whether or not your immigration attorney requested that SSA issue you a SSN on the DS-260 application. If you do not receive SSN card shortly by mail (if it was requested on DS-260), visit your local SSA office with a passport and immigrant visa with an annotated stamp of admission as CPR and request your SSN to be mailed to you.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    It may come with the green card, depending on how you filled out your application, or you may get instructions on how to obtain the SSN, which may require a visit to their office.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    You will need to apply for the social security number. It is not issued automatically.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    A social security card is not mailed to you automatically upon entry into the United States on an immigrant visa, based upon your approved EB-5 petition. You would have to go to the Social Security Administration office closest to you and apply for a social security card, and give evidence of your permanent residency by showing your admission as a lawful permanent resident, or once received, by showing your permanent resident card.

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    Hassan Elkhalil

    Immigration Attorney
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    It depends if you requested a social security on your DS-260 when you applied for your visa. If you did not, I will go to the nearest social security office and apply for one. It normally takes couple of weeks before you receive your card.

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