Lake Villa, IL asked in Social Security for Illinois

Q: Is it possible to renew SSN NOT VALID FOR EMPLOYMENT?

My friend been issued SSN NOT VALID FOR EMPLOYMENT back in 2011. She lost the card and does not remember the number. Now she is coming back to country ( as a tourist ) but still would like to retrieve number and card as its been assigned once for life. Please help with procedure how to renew the card, im not sure its the same as for regular SSN.

If identification needs to be provided what besides passsport can work as proper ID (cause i know that more than one form of id is required)

Thank you in advance!

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1 Lawyer Answer
T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Generally this card (not valid for employment) is usually issued to students/immigrant visa holders since they cannot directly use this card to work freely in the United States without obeying the visa constraints.

If the status of the card has not changed, i.e., still a student, it is likely the Social Security will issue a replacement. Stop by your local Social Security Office, they can best answer this question, based on your current status.

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