We have a way for noncitizens to apply for Social Security number (SSN) cards as part of the immigration process. When you apply for your immigrant visa with the U.S. Department of State, you can also apply for an SSN card at the same time.
Why Use This Process?
Learn about the advantages of applying for a Social Security number (SSN) in your home country. Learn about Social Security and about why you need an SSN.
What You Need To Do
How to get a Social Security number card mailed to you soon after you arrive in the U.S.