Can a previously F-2 dependent apply for a social security number based on receiving a green card? Please note that my dependent has not been working, and is not going to work very soon.
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All Legal Permanent Residents may request a Social Security Number. Just go down to your local office to apply. To check what documentation you will need you should check the SSA's website.
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IF she has a green card she can work, engage in business and self-employment at will.
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Anyone who has a permanent resident card can, and should, apply for a Social Security Number, whether or not the person intends to work. Go to the nearest Social Security Office and apply.
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If your dependent now has a green card, then s/he can apply for a social security card regardless of whether s/he is working. A social security number is also needed for many other things.
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