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Hi guys, I'd like to ask please. What is required to work in US? Do we need to have both social security number and Green Card? Or just Social security number is just fine? Thanks ahead.

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pogingolsen, on 21 Nov 2015 - 3:10 PM, said:

Hi guys, I'd like to ask please. What is required to work in US? Do we need to have both social security number and Green Card? Or just Social security number is just fine? Thanks ahead.

You need both to work.


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hi

someone that can petition for you, such as an employer for a work visa or a parent or sibling that can petition a green card for you

you can be on a work visa such as an H1B employment visa, but you have to find an employer willing to file for you and qualify for that visa

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You need both to work.

In my case, they need my SSN and the I-551 from my passport since I just arrived a month ago and after 3 weeks, I got a job nearby. My GC is still on process prolly 2-3 months from arrival.

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delish, on 21 Nov 2015 - 4:17 PM, said:

In my case, they need my SSN and the I-551 from my passport since I just arrived a month ago and after 3 weeks, I got a job nearby. My GC is still on process prolly 2-3 months from arrival.

Yeah I agree. The I-551 stamp is a "temp GC" till the real thing shows up. Thanks for the correction.


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You need a SSN and either permanent resident status (whether evidenced by a physical green card or by a temporary I-551 passport stamp), a current work visa that authorizes you to work for a specified employer (e.g an H1-B or L-1), or a valid Employment Authorization Document (EAD).


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You need work authorization to work in the US. This could be from your status, like US citizen, permanent resident, certain work visa statuses, or it could be from an EAD issued to you.

Whenever you are authorized to work in the US, you can apply for a Social Security Number. You must have, or have applied for, an SSN when you start working.

So basically all you need to worry about is work authorization, because as long as you have that, SSN is not a problem.

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In my case, they need my SSN and the I-551 from my passport since I just arrived a month ago and after 3 weeks, I got a job nearby. My GC is still on process prolly 2-3 months from arrival.

Hi Delish,

That's the answer that I was hoping for. I have F24 Visa already(Permanent Resident). I was curious if I can work right away as soon as I have my social numbers and not to wait with Green Card.

So with Social number and I-551, ready, I'm good to go to work?

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So with Social number and I-551, ready, I'm good to go to work?

Yes, you are. Good luck!


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Whenever you are authorized to work in the US, you can apply for a Social Security Number. You must have, or have applied for, an SSN when you start working.

So basically all you need to worry about is work authorization, because as long as you have that, SSN is not a problem.

Hi newacct, thanks for replying. Am I reading this right? :) So I already have F24 Visa which is permament resident. Is that considered to be a work authorization already? And I already applied for Social numbers.

So basically, when I arrive in the US this dec 27, I should be able to work right away?

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Your F-24 visa should have the following sentence at the bottom: "Upon Endorsement Serves As Temporary I-551 Valid For One Year." When you enter the US, CBP will stamp the visa and it will become a temporary green card.

However, you will not be able to work immediately (unless you already have a SSN from a previous stay in the US), because you will need to wait until you have received your SSN. It usually takes a couple of weeks after application for a new SSN to be issued..


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Hi newacct, thanks for replying. Am I reading this right? :) So I already have F24 Visa which is permament resident. Is that considered to be a work authorization already? And I already applied for Social numbers.

So basically, when I arrive in the US this dec 27, I should be able to work right away?

You are ready to work right away as long as you showed that you have applied for an SSN. You can start work without having received the SSN.

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You are ready to work right away as long as you showed that you have applied for an SSN. You can start work without having received the SSN.

How do you start work without an SSN?

For example, I'm looking at online applications for my husband at temp agencies, and they immediately ask for SSN.

Is this something he has to go in office for in order to avoid providing SSN?


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You are ready to work right away as long as you showed that you have applied for an SSN. You can start work without having received the SSN.

Hi Newacct, if possible, can you please post a link where it shows that? I just thought that even if you provide them a proof that you applied for SSN already, you still don't have social numbers until you receive it.

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