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Social Security Number

How do I apply for a Social Security number and card?

After the investor enters the US with the E2 visa, he or she may apply for a Social Security Number. A Social Security number is important because you need it to pay taxes, and many other businesses, such as banks and credit companies, also ask for your number.
In general, only foreign citizens who have permission to work such as an E2 visa may apply for a Social Security number. To apply for a Social Security number:

• Complete an Application for a Social Security Card (Form SS-5)

(The attached SS-5 form is in PDF file format. In case you do not have an Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download the free software from http://www.adobe.com, so you can open the PDF file.)

• Gather the following original documents:

1. Valid Passport; and

2. Form I-94 card evidencing you were admitted to the US in E2 status. The I-94 card is a little white card issued to the foreign national upon US entry by the Immigration Officer. The I-94 card is normally stapled to the passport.

• Take your completed application and original documents to the Social Security office nearest you.

The Social Security Office will mail your number and card after they verify your documents with the US Department of Homeland Security. To find the Social Security Office closest to you, visit: http://ssa.gov.

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