Sparks, NV asked in Immigration Law for Nevada

Q: After receiving my green card (temporary permanent residency) do I need to apply for a social security number?

I received my green card but have not received a social security number. When I filed the I-485 I also sent an I-765 authorization for employment and in the I-765 asked to receive a social. I’m now wondering if I was even supposed to send in an I-765, and if not, do I need to apply directly with the SSA for a social?

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Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Traverse City, MI

A: If your I-765 was not approved BEFORE you got your green card, then you should apply for SSN. The reason is that upon your green card being granted, the I-765 was "closed" so it never got to the SSA for processing. Best wishes!!

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