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Old Aug 23rd 2010, 7:48 pm
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Question SSN - Valid for work only

Hi folks,

On my SS card it's mentioned that "Valid for work only" - just wondering when I change my employer whether I have to apply for a new card/number?

- I'm on the E3.

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Old Aug 23rd 2010, 8:08 pm
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Default Re: SSN - Valid for work only

Originally Posted by Barbitana View Post
Hi folks,

On my SS card it's mentioned that "Valid for work only" - just wondering when I change my employer whether I have to apply for a new card/number?

- I'm on the E3.

Thanks
To be fair, you have to include the whole quotation.

What the legend means is that your SS card is only valid for employment WITH an EAD or appropriate immigration status (like E-3).

You keep the same number for life. When/if you become a PR, you can get a card with no legend on the front, which usually means you are authorized to work for any employer.
A card with no legend, without an underlying appropriate immigration status, does not give you permission to work though (for anyone who has one when they 'shouldn't').
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Old Aug 23rd 2010, 8:22 pm
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Default Re: SSN - Valid for work only

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To be fair, you have to include the whole quotation.

What the legend means is that your SS card is only valid for employment WITH an EAD or appropriate immigration status (like E-3).

You keep the same number for life. When/if you become a PR, you can get a card with no legend on the front, which usually means you are authorized to work for any employer.
A card with no legend, without an underlying appropriate immigration status, does not give you permission to work though (for anyone who has one when they 'shouldn't').
Very helpful.

Thank you so much
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Old Aug 23rd 2010, 9:04 pm
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Very helpful.

Thank you so much
So you are moving to LA?
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