Leeds, AL asked in Immigration Law for Alabama

Q: How can I get a social security number so I can apply for jobs?

I need a social security number inorder to get a job and nor have to worry about finding side jobs.

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Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: You must qualify for USCIS employment authorization to lawfully work. If you work without a work visa or authorization, you will have to file for a tax identification number with IRS Form W-7. That is, where you need to file for taxes.

You will need more than a Social Security Number to ‘lawfully complete’ a USCIS Form I-9. That is, unless an employer violates its responsibility and fails to require you to complete the I-9 Form. You seem to require candid legal advice, but will need to decide whether you afford it. Good luck.

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