WASHINGTON– The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that applicants filing for lawful permanent resident status can apply for a Social Security number or a replacement card during the status application process.
Before, individuals had to apply for a Social Security number at a Social Security office. Because of this new partnership, USCIS is revising its form called Application to Register Permanent Residence of Adjust Status to include questions needed to apply for a new or replacement card. The application fees will not change.
Ur Jaddou, director of USCIS, said, “Eliminating unnecessary bureaucracy and optimizing collaboration across public-serving agencies is a key priority for this agency and the Biden-Harris administration.”
After the form is completed, the USCIS will send the data entered to the Social Security Administration who will automatically assign either an original number or issue a replacement card.
To learn more about this new partnership, visit the USCIS program website.