If you are applying for an Employment Authorization Card for the first time and checked Yes to Question 14 in the I-765 (Do you want the SSA to issue you a Social Security Card?), the SSA will process your Social Security Card application automatically. The approved Social Security Card will be mailed to WB HR Operations within four weeks of the approval of the EAC. HR Operations will notify you when your card is ready for pick-up. Do not apply separately with the SSA.
For any other Social Security related questions, please contact a local SSA office. The 1300 D St. SW, Washington, D.C. office is recommended due to their familiarity with G4 visas.
The U.S. Social Security Administration office issues social security numbers (SSNs) to G4 principals and G5 domestics, but not to:
Many G4 principals and G5 domestics obtain an SSN when:
G4 visa holding staff and dependents who have not obtained work authorization and/or do not plan to work for an entity other than the World Bank Group or another IFI, should visit a Social Security Administration office with their passport and I-94 to request a denial letter (SSA-L676) stating that the individual is not eligible for a Social Security Number (SSN). This letter does not affect an individual’s ability to request an SSN in the future. This option is strongly encouraged for minor children.
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Refer to Social Security Numbers for Non-citizens on the Social Security website for current information.
HR Operations does not monitor the Social Security website for changes.
If you have recently arrived in the U.S. on a visa, contact the Social Security Administration for information on when you can apply for an SSN.
Visit the Social Security office to apply for an SSN and carry these documents for your visit:
Applications can be submitted at 1300 D St SW, Washington, D.C. or at any other Social Security Office.
For dependents (spouse and children), there is an option to apply for the SSN along with the Request or Renew Employment Authorization Card, by answering YES to question 14 on form I-765.