I can't get my SSN because of the shutdown, can i work with my Employment Authorization Card alone?

Asked 11 months ago - Houston, TX

Hi, i got my Employment Authorization Card in the mail yesterday afternoon. I was about to go over to the local SS office here in Houston to apply for my SSN when i read online that processing new SSN applications falls under the list of items they DONT do while in the current shutdown. my question is, can i find a job and work using my Employment Authorization Card Alone? My Employment Authorization Card is connected to my AOS case, which i have an interview for with my Wife next week. There are no terms nor conditions stated on my Employment card.


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  1. Pablo Husayn Nossa

    Contributor Level 17


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    Answered . Yes.

    The answer provided is general in nature and should not be construed as legal advice as not all facts are know by... more
  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar


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    Answered . Yes, absolutely.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  3. Rengin Jamal Bekhtyar

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    Answered . Yes, you can accept work with your Employment Authorization Card. In essence, you have been granted authority to obtain work legally. This shutdown will hopefully end soon, and when it does, I urge you to go to SS office and follow through with getting your social security card.

    Rengin Bekhtyar's answer to a legal question on Avvo does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
  4. Wendy Rebecca Barlow

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    Answered . Yes. You are authorized to accept employment.

    Wendy R. Barlow, Esq, The Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal, P.L.L.C., 111 Broadway, Suite 1306, New York NY 10006, (... more
  5. Altin Nanaj

    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . Yes allowed to work.

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