Social security number for kids if I have E2 visa

Asked over 1 year ago - Fort Myers, FL

I'm an E2 visa general holder. Are my kids (6 and 2 years old) eligible to get a social security number too?

Attorney answers (2)

  1. Jeffrey Adam Devore

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . No, they are not In order to be eligible for a social security number one must be eligible to work. You can, and should, however, apply for Individual Taxpayer Identification numbers for them with the IRS. This number can be used in lieu of a Social Security number for them.

    While this answer is provided by a Florida Bar Certified Expert in Immigration and Nationality Law, it is for... more
  2. Carlos E Sandoval

    Contributor Level 14


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . I agree with attorney Devore.

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