i got my working permit yesterday , one of my friend told me that when you get your working permit you can go to social security office to get your social security number , i dont know if its true or you have to wait a notice from USCI o go there
Yes, it is true. Though the card will say for employment only. You will need to get another card after receiving your permanent residence. Depending on timing and your needs, some people prefer to wait.
That is correct. Go to the SSA office now and get your SSN ASAP, to enable you to accept employment (EMPLOYER'S will not want to hire you unless you have a SSN for payroll purposes) and also apply for a state issued ID or driver's license. The number you'll receive now will be the number you'll keep for the rest of your life, no matter what your initial SSA card will initially state. Will always be able to obtain a new card once you obtain a green card anyway, but now you cannot afford to be without one.
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Yes, you may go and apply for a social security card with your EAD card. It will be issued for work purposes. You may, as my colleague noted, wait until you receive your green card to file for the social security card since that will give you an unlimited SS card.
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Congratulations! You do not need a notice from USCIS to get your SS #. Take your employment card with the I-485 receipt to a SS office. Afterwards you may apply for a driver's license.
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