If you're a friend, relative, or potential employer of a non-citizen who plans to immigrate here:

  1. Print the one-page flyer, SSNs for Immigrant Visa Applicants Flyer, we've provided, and mail it to that person. Alternative formats:
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  2. Print and send the information sheet titled, Social Security Numbers for U.S. Permanent Residents Flyer. Alternative format:  MSWord (.doc).

    Now a part of the U.S. Department of State's immigration visa material, the sheet describes the process for starting the Social Security number process while still in one's native country.

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