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Old Oct 3rd 2017, 10:42 pm   #1
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L2 visa holder can apply for social security number after EAD? Not before?
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Old Oct 4th 2017, 1:59 pm   #2
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we applied for SSN about a week after we arrived in the country - my wife on L2. Hers arrived before mine...
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Old Oct 4th 2017, 2:29 pm   #3
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And on the flip side, my wife was told (multiple times) that she couldn't have a Social without her EAD.
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well, this is why I'm asking. I got my ssn within a week on an L2 but the website just reads like you can't get a ssn unless you have a visa to work, so they could make you wait until you get the ead through.

hmvsdog, how long ago was this?
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hmvsdog, how long ago was this?
Last year. She first tried in February and got told “no”. We asked again in March/April and was told “no” again. Her EAD came through in May and she got it then.
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Last year. She first tried in February and got told “no”. We asked again in March/April and was told “no” again. Her EAD came through in May and she got it then.
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The local social security office.

PS: Excellent (and correct) use of the word “whom”. I miss that from England.
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The local social security office.

PS: Excellent (and correct) use of the word “whom”. I miss that from England.
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As an L2 I never applied for an EAD as I'm busy enough with 3 kids. Got my SSN no problem.
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As an L2 I never applied for an EAD as I'm busy enough with 3 kids. Got my SSN no problem.
I think from looking at your posts that this was 2012 though?

I also got my ssn pretty much immediately but I think now it's after the EAD because they will only issue them to people who can work.
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Yes mine was 2012. If the rules have changed glad I didn't need the EAD in the beginning. When I did get one as part of the greencard process it was a combined AP/EAD. It took 2 months the first time and then when it expired the new one took 6 months. Now have one without the authorisation wording.
Frustrating to pay for EAD just because you want the SSN.
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I have my SSN. I don't have my EAD yet. This is all recent as we have only been here 2 months.

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I have my SSN. I don't have my EAD yet. This is all recent as we have only been here 2 months.

Don't worry, we'll have you out working just as soon as we can! You can do the saturday work!!!
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Hi, for those L2 who didnt need EAD to get an SSN, what information did they require to process?
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Got my SSN within a day or so of landing. Didn’t apply for an EAD but received one in the mail a couple of months later.
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