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Old May 10th 2017, 5:43 pm
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hi, im over in the US at the moment for some meetings during which time my L1 visa is being processed. Id like to get ahead and apply for my social security - is it possible?
im still at the petition stage of my application.

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Without a visa entitling you to work you cannot apply for an SSN. Full stop.
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Once you're approved and move here just lookup your local office and head there.

I arrived on an L1 last January and went into the social security office 3 days later, got my card within 7 days of my appointment.

Tip: go early and queue outside before they open
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
Without a visa entitling you to work you cannot apply for an SSN. Full stop.


Visa first then SSN

As stated - go early - take all documentation - stand behind the blue line - dont joke around
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
Without a visa entitling you to work you cannot apply for an SSN. Full stop.
You can;t even get a previously-issued SSN re-issued to you, because you've forgotten it. (I tried).
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You can;t even get a previously-issued SSN re-issued to you, because you've forgotten it. (I tried).
It's on your tax returns.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
It's on your tax returns.
There was an implied, but apperently uninferrable, 'and I had no record of it' with that 'forgotten.
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There was an implied, but apperently uninferrable, 'and I had no record of it' with that 'forgotten.
Agreed, and understood. .... But that it might have been recoverable more easily than from the SSA, e.g. from a tax preparation company or even direct from the IRS.

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Agreed, and understood. .... But that it might have been recoverable more easily than from the SSA, e.g. from a tax preparation company or even direct from the IRS.
gee, I don't know why you're having such a hard time with this. You keep making claims that are not applicable to the circumstance I was in. And besides, the question being answered was whether the SSA would give you the information or not.
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gee, I don't know why you're having such a hard time with this. You keep making claims that are not applicable to the circumstance I was in. And besides, the question being answered was whether the SSA would give you the information or not.
I'm not having a hard time, you are. ... You don't get to determine the advice you receive, and many other people read this forum for advice, not just the person who asked the question, so "corollary advice" may be useful, even if the OP doesn't find it applicable.
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Once you're approved and move here just lookup your local office and head there.

I arrived on an L1 last January and went into the social security office 3 days later, got my card within 7 days of my appointment.

Tip: go early and queue outside before they open
hello , we will be going to san Jose in June and can we book app with social security online to avoid the queue? thanks
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Originally Posted by S.Susan View Post
hello , we will be going to san Jose in June and can we book app with social security online to avoid the queue? thanks
Nope, it's a turn up, get a ticket, wait in line special. Hence advice of getting there early before the doors open. Each time i've gone i've arrived 30 minutes prior to opening, saves the waiting time in the actual office.
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hello , we will be going to san Jose in June and can we book app with social security online to avoid the queue? thanks
No.

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