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USCIS has announced that it has issued a revised Form I-765 which includes additional questions that allow applicants to apply for a Social Security Number without visiting a Social Security office. USCIS will then transmit the additional data collected on the form to the Social Security Administration for processing. This application can be used effective immediately.

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 a Social Security Number.

Moving forward, applicants who receive their approved EADs from USCIS should receive their Social Security card from the Social Security Administration within the following two weeks. (This simultaneous process is only true for applicants who are otherwise eligible for an EAD card – the number of visa statuses that are eligible for an EAD is too long to list here).