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Spouse who previously had student visa & SSN, will they send a new card?

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My spouse had a student visa and went to university here. When he filled out his DS260 he checked off "have social security number but don't know or don't have it" (dont remember the exact wording.).. a few weeks after filling out DS260, he found a W2 with the social security number.

This may be a stupid question but, that number won't change, correct?

Will they automatically send him a new social security number after POE(which will be on Sunday) or will he have to go to the office to request a replacement?

 

If that number stays the same(which I don't see why it would change) it would be helpful because he wouldn't have to wait for his social security card to start working since he already knows the number. I know the visa is proof of employment authorization but you need a social for everything else.


Does anyone have experience or knowledge on this topic that could help me out? Many thanks!

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The number will not change.  They may or may not send a new card.  I have been hearing that folks coming on a IV (Immigrant Visa) that check the box on the DS260 are not getting them, so I would think it might be best to go down to the SSA to apply for a replacement once he gets here.  Go in the afternoons, they may not be as busy.  My cousins just arrived on Diversity Visas, they checked the box, but after they got their GCs, we went down to the SSA and we found that there was no card/SSN in progress so they applied for cards.

 

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33 minutes ago, torcida1950 said:

My spouse had a student visa and went to university here. When he filled out his DS260 he checked off "have social security number but don't know or don't have it" (dont remember the exact wording.).. a few weeks after filling out DS260, he found a W2 with the social security number.

This may be a stupid question but, that number won't change, correct?

Will they automatically send him a new social security number after POE(which will be on Sunday) or will he have to go to the office to request a replacement?

 

If that number stays the same(which I don't see why it would change) it would be helpful because he wouldn't have to wait for his social security card to start working since he already knows the number. I know the visa is proof of employment authorization but you need a social for everything else.


Does anyone have experience or knowledge on this topic that could help me out? Many thanks!

The number is assigned for each individual for life and it should be the same number. I got my SSN as well since I was a student on F-1 visa and it's the same after I was naturalized. So yes, the immigration visa is proof enough of employment authorization and he already has his SSN, so he's good. 

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1 hour ago, torcida1950 said:

My spouse had a student visa and went to university here. When he filled out his DS260 he checked off "have social security number but don't know or don't have it" (dont remember the exact wording.).. a few weeks after filling out DS260, he found a W2 with the social security number.

This may be a stupid question but, that number won't change, correct?

Will they automatically send him a new social security number after POE(which will be on Sunday) or will he have to go to the office to request a replacement?

 

If that number stays the same(which I don't see why it would change) it would be helpful because he wouldn't have to wait for his social security card to start working since he already knows the number. I know the visa is proof of employment authorization but you need a social for everything else.


Does anyone have experience or knowledge on this topic that could help me out? Many thanks!

Number does not change ., from experience 

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Agreed; OP's spouse's SSN will be the same.

@USS_Voyager and @Lil bear: below is just some info.

On 2/1/2019 at 11:25 AM, USS_Voyager said:

The number is assigned for each individual for life

There are very narrow exceptions to this: https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/082715/why-would-someone-change-their-social-security-number.asp SSA has the discretion on a case-by-case basis when someone requests a new SSN based on a exception.

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