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Old Oct 10th 2007, 10:07 am
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We have now been living in Vence for 3 months. My husband works for a large IT company.
How do we get hold of our Social Security numbers and Carte Vitale please?
Thanks
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Old Oct 10th 2007, 1:25 pm
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Go to local social security office for your social security number.
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Old Oct 10th 2007, 1:55 pm
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...unless you're on a visa that isn't eligible for a SSN.

If your husband is with a large IT company, they should have advised him on getting his SSN. And if you've been here three months without applying, you've wasted a lot of time, since the SSN itself can take weeks to be issued.
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Originally Posted by aiden1224 View Post
We have now been living in Vence for 3 months. My husband works for a large IT company.
How do we get hold of our Social Security numbers and Carte Vitale please?
Thanks
What's a Carte Vitale?

EDIT: WTF?!? I just Googled it, and it's a French medical card. Are you saying that you haven't got Medical Insurance cards here, after THREE MONTHS?

Your company should be sorting this out!
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Originally Posted by dbj1000 View Post
What's a Carte Vitale?
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carte_Vitale

Aiden - health insurance (except the most basic care when you're poor) is not paid for by the state/taxpayer. You need to buy it yourself. It's expensive. Are you being serious?
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I think she means Green Card.
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Originally Posted by aiden1224 View Post
We have now been living in Vence for 3 months. My husband works for a large IT company.
How do we get hold of our Social Security numbers and Carte Vitale please?
Thanks
Where is "Vence"?
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Originally Posted by another bloody yank View Post
Where is "Vence"?
It's in Ls Ngls, silly. Or in Tly. Don't you know nuffink?

My daughters' favorite joke:

Q: What do you call a FISH with no eyes?

A: A FSH!
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It's in Ls Ngls, silly. Or in Tly. Don't you know nuffink?

My daughters' favorite joke:

Q: What do you call a FISH with no eyes?

A: A FSH!
And whats a baby goldfish called then ?.
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Originally Posted by aiden1224 View Post
We have now been living in Vence for 3 months. My husband works for a large IT company.
How do we get hold of our Social Security numbers and Carte Vitale please?
Thanks
If you have been assigned an SSN, you can go into any Social Security office with proof of identity, i.e. passport, driver's license, to obtain the number.

You will also need to provide enough personal information, i.e. full name, date of birth, place of birth, parent's names, so that SSA can search their records for the number.

If you have applied for an SSN and want to know the status of the application, you need to go back into the office where you applied and be sure to take your documents.

If you haven't ever been assigned an SSN and have not submitted an application, you will need to go into a Social Security office to apply.

An alien not authorized, i.e. ineligible status or without authorization, i.e. employment authorization document, to work in the United States can only be assigned an SSN or issued a replacement card when a United States Federal statute or regulation requires that the individual provide an SSN to receive a particular benefit or service; or a State or local law requires the individual to provide an SSN to receive general assistance benefits to which he or she has established entitlement.

The individual must submit proof to establish age, identity, current lawful alien status and documentation of a nonwork need of an SSN. The unexpired Form I-94 establishes lawful alien status.

However, needing an SSN for school enrollment, private health insurance, banking, filing taxes or to be issued a state driver’s license are NOT valid non work reasons for needing an SSN.

You can find additional information regarding a nonwork need for an SSN on the SSA Website at:

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203510

An alien applying for a work-authorized original SSN must present evidence to establish his or her age, identity and employment authorization.

When requesting an SSN card, the documents presented, as evidence must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency. SSA cannot accept uncertified or notarized photocopies as evidence.

“If the applicant has a pressing need for an SSN, and evidence other than the foreign language document is available; request other evidence and process the application without the foreign language document.”

RM 00203.040 Reviewing SSN Evidence:

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203040#B3

SSA translators comprise two groups:

-- Field office and Payment Center employees who volunteer their
services as translators
-- Central Translation Section translators who hold actual translator
positions.

GN 00301.340 Authorized Translators Defined:

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0200301340

For an original work authorized SSN request, an alien applicant must present at least two documents to establish age, identity and current work authorization.

If the immigration document, i.e., I-94, I-551, I-688B, I-766, is used to establish work authorization and identity, the alien must provide another document to establish age.

If a foreign-born person has the foreign birth certificate (BC) in his/her possession or can easily obtain a copy, he or she must submit it as proof of age. When a person is foreign-born, a BC may not exist, may not have been recorded shortly after birth, or the probative value of the document may not be high. In these situations, SSA can accept alternative evidence of age in order of probative value. The alternative evidence of age may be less than a year old, e.g., a DHS document or passport.

You can find detailed information regarding evidence that establishes age on the SSA Website at:

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203110

The documents acceptable as evidence of identity are now based on three factors: (1) the applicant’s age, (2) the applicant’s citizenship/alien status, and (3) the relative probative value of documents.

Primary Identity Evidence for an alien:

-- Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card (includes temporary I-551
stamp/machine readable immigrant visa (MRIV) in combination with an
unexpired foreign passport when the I-551 Permanent Resident Card
has not yet been issued)
-- Form I-94, Arrival/departure Record in combination with an unexpired
foreign passport
-- Form I-766, Employment Authorization card
-- Form I-688B, Employment Authorization card

Note: Document must be unexpired

You can find detailed information regarding evidence of identity for an SSN Card on the SSA Website at:

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203200

Employment Authorization Documents (unexpired):

-- I-688B
-- I-766
-- I-94 (With visa status that allows work in the U.S.)
-- I-551 (Stamp or card)

RM 00203.500 Employment Authorization for Nonimmigrants:

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203500

RM 00203.410 Evidence of Alien Status for an SSN Card for an Alien Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence:

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203410

SSA cannot accept an application filing receipt or notice of action as evidence of an immigration document.

Take the required documents to the nearest Social Security office. Individuals age 12 and over applying for an original SSN and card must apply in person at a Social Security office.

You can obtain the address and directions to the nearest Social Security office from the Social Security Office Locator, which is available on the Internet at:

http://www.ssa.gov/locator

Note: People who live or receive mail in the Brooklyn, NY, Queens, NY, Phoenix, AZ or Las Vegas, NV area must apply in person at one of the Social Security Card Centers.

Card Center Information:

http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/...p?p_faqid=1412

Normally, an SSN card should be received in the mail within two weeks after the application and required document(s) have been received and verified.

However, when an alien requests an SSN or replacement card, SSA must verify his or her documents/current status with the appropriate Bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. If the initial online verification is not possible through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) system, SSA may need to send a Form G-845 to the appropriate Bureau of the Department of Homeland Security for manual verification.

Since 01/06/2007 Social Security field offices can submit an additional electronic online verification, which in the majority of applications eliminates the need to send a Form G-845 along with copies of the applicant’s immigration documents.

However, some applications still require a copy of the immigration document(s) being verified to be sent at the request of the Department of Homeland Security along with the Form G-845 for manual verification.

SSA offices can also assist applicants by issuing a notice acknowledging the SSN application while documents are being verified.

RM 00202.307 Acknowledgement for Form SS-5:

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100202307

Cards are mailed from Social Security Headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland to the postal address provided on the application.

If ineligible to be assigned an SSN, Social Security offices can provide written notice using Form SSA-L676 to explain that an SSN cannot be assigned or a card issued due to the applicant not having provided authorization to work in the United States or evidence of a valid nonwork reason for needing an SSN.

The following are valid nonwork reasons:

-- Receive Social Security benefits
-- Receive Medicaid
-- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
-- Food Stamps
-- State/Local General Assistance Benefits

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assigns Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers to aliens for tax purposes who are not eligible to be assigned an SSN. A Form W-7, “Application for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number,” needs to be submitted to be issued an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

You can download a form W-7 from the IRS Website at:

http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html

You can contact the IRS ITIN office by calling 1-215-516-4846.

You can find additional information on the IRS Website at:

http://www.irs.gov/individuals/artic...=96287,00.html

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1915.pdf

You may also wish to review “Employer Responsibilities When Hiring Foreign Workers,” that can be found on our Website at:

http://www.ssa.gov/employer/hiring.htm

You may find additional SSN and employment information on the IRS Website at:

http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/...129227,00.html

You may also wish to review IRS publication 519, “U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens,” that can be found on the IRS Website at:

http://www.irs.gov/publications/p519/index.html

You can also call the IRS toll-free telephone number, 1-800-829-3676, to request IRS Publication 519, “U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens.”
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Hey,
If your husband works for a large IT company ...and you are residents here.....so I take it for granted you guys are not like irregular immigrants and he has a regular and normal work contract, I guess his company would have a proper HR department, if not a relocation team, able to help you ??
I am not sure any company can legally employ someone without a NI number so did you check on the salary slip for "numero de securite sociale" ?? on the work contract ?? Anyway if you work legally you pay for the Social Security so you should have a number. I suggests you socialsecuritynumbersearch.us/ for preference.
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Originally Posted by Kristi.amy View Post
Hey,
If your husband works for a large IT company ...and you are residents here.....so I take it for granted you guys are not like irregular immigrants and he has a regular and normal work contract, I guess his company would have a proper HR department, if not a relocation team, able to help you ??
I am not sure any company can legally employ someone without a NI number so did you check on the salary slip for "numero de securite sociale" ?? on the work contract ?? Anyway if you work legally you pay for the Social Security so you should have a number. I suggests you socialsecuritynumbersearch.us/ for preference.
Hi

That made no sense at all.
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Originally Posted by Kristi.amy View Post
Hey,
If your husband works for a large IT company ...and you are residents here.....so I take it for granted you guys are not like irregular immigrants and he has a regular and normal work contract, I guess his company would have a proper HR department, if not a relocation team, able to help you ??
I am not sure any company can legally employ someone without a NI number so did you check on the salary slip for "numero de securite sociale" ?? on the work contract ?? Anyway if you work legally you pay for the Social Security so you should have a number. I suggests you socialsecuritynumbersearch.us/ for preference.
What?
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Which country are we in?
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we're all in one of the BRIC countries, really.
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