Green Card Applicants Can Now Apply for Social Security Number Simultaneously
On August 9th, 2021, The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that those who are applying for lawful permanent resident status can also apply for a social security number at the same time. Previously, social security numbers can only be applied and obtained through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Often times, this could result in an additional lengthy process costing additional time for LPR applicants. Now, USCIS and SSA have worked together to provide a more streamlined service to save time and money.
This change is done through the new I-485 form. USCIS modified the I-485 form to apply for permanent residency to include additional questions necessary to apply for a social security number. After approval of the I-485 case, USCIS will electronically send the information to SSA, where they will assign a social security number or replacement card to the applicant. This change will not increase filing fee costs for applicants.
Here at Zhang and Associates, we have successfully represented thousands of non-immigrant and immigrant visas cases. We also understand that during this hectic time, your immigration needs are extremely important. If your needs are neglected, there can be very serious consequences that might disrupt your life. We also understand the importance of keeping up with the latest immigration news and law. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any immigration related issue, our seasoned staff will be happy to help. For a free evaluation on your case or situation, please email us at email@example.com.
Former U.S. Consular officer and Visa Officer , Attorney Sechyi Laiu joined Zhang & Associates, P.C. on June 26, 2017
At Zhang & Associates, P.C., Attorney Laiu specializes on Consular Processing cases and business development. Attorney Laiu also focuses on TN visas, E visas, CBP administrative proceedings (monetary confiscation, deferred inspection), and overseas financial compliance.
Prior to joining Zhang & Associates, P.C., Attorney Laiu worked for the U.S. Department of State as a Chinese and Portuguese speaking diplomat. As a consular-coned officer who served in Vancouver (Canada), Shenyang (P.R. China), and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Attorney Laiu processed over 30,000 visa cases and worked in every section of Consular Affairs overseas (Fraud Prevention Unit, Immigrant Visas, Non-Immigrant Visas, and American Citizen Services).
He uses his experience and expertise to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients.
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