Upon entering the United States, an assignee is asked to complete the I-94 form. Immigration officials will attach the form to their passport. The ID number on the form is entered into the Homeland Security database. In most jurisdictions, it takes about two weeks to link the number to the passport. Until this process is complete it is not possible to get a social security number.
- The Destination Services consultant will accompany them to the local Social Security Office
- The application can be completed at the office, or downloaded from http://www.socialsecurity.gov/online/ss-5.pdf
- Assignee will need to bring their passport, visa with I-94 form attached
- Some offices ask for proof of employment, such as an offer letter, we suggest bringing it along just in case
It usually takes 2-3 weeks to receive the card. The Destination Services consultant will advise the assignee on the steps they need to take to follow up if there is a delay.
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