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1 Can a noncitizen obtain a Social Security number to get a driver's license?
2 I am in the U.S. on a temporary visa. Can I get a Social Security number?
3 What types of Social Security cards does SSA issue?
4 How do noncitizens without permission to work get a Social Security number?
5 My SSN card does not permit me to work, but I now have permission. What do I do?
6 What happens if I use someone else's Social Security number rather than my own?
7 How do I get an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number?
8 Do foreign students need a Social Security number for college?
9 I applied for a Social Security card today. What do I tell my employer?
10 My immigration document shows K-1. How do I get a work Social Security number?
11 Do legal aliens need a Social Security number to work?
12 Can I apply at a U.S. embassy for a Social Security Number before I leave for the U.S.?
13 What happens to my earnings while I was using a counterfeit card?
14 What proof do I need for earnings I made without the Department of Homeland Security authorization?
15 How soon can an F-1 or M-1 international student, who also will be working while studying in the United States, get a Social Security number?
16 I am a J-1 exchange visitor and will be working while in the United States. How soon can I get a Social Security number?
17 I am a legal alien with permission to work. How long does it take to process a request for a Social Security number?
18 How do I change my citizenship status on Social Security’s records?
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