USCIS adds the application for a social security number to the Green Card process

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on August 9 that applicants for permanent residency status will have access to obtain their Social Security Number (SSN).

Before this announcement, people who received their Green Card had to go through another process at the Social Security offices to process their SSN. Now the USCIS will modify the Form I-485 Application for Registration of Permanent Residence or Adjustment of Status to add questions about the application for SSN or replacement card.


"Expanding our collaboration with the Social Security Administration shows our commitment to operating our nation's legal immigration system more efficiently to save applicants time," said USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou. The director explained that it is important to eliminate unnecessary bureaucratic procedures and to seek the optimization of collaborations between the different public service agencies, one of the priorities of the current administration.

Ahora cuando la USCIS apruebe los formularios I-485 de los solicitantes, compartirá de forma automática la información sobre SSN a la Administración del Seguro Social. De esta forma a los solicitantes de residencia permanente que lo hayan solicitado, se les asignará un SSN original o se les expedirá una tarjeta de remplazo, según el caso.

The updated form came into effect on August 9. Also, this addition to the form will not represent an increase in your rate. Therefore, the more than 500 thousand forms of this type that the USCIS receives per year will have the option of processing the SSN.

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