Updated Form I-485 Allows Applicants to Request a New or Replacement Social Security Card

Written by Ri Law

2021년 August 10일

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that applicants filing for lawful permanent resident status are now able to apply for a social security number (SSN) or a replacement social security card as part of the adjustment of status application process.  USCIS revised Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, to include additional questions needed to apply for an SSN or replacement card.  The updated form, dated 03/23/21, will become mandatory starting October 13, 2021.

After approving Form I-485, in most cases, USCIS will electronically transmit the data to the Social Security Administration (SSA), which will then assign an original SSN or issue a replacement card to the applicant.  According to USCIS, this expansion of their partnership with the SSA should save applicants time and result in a more efficient system.  Applicants should receive their new or replacement card from the SSA within two weeks of receiving their green card from USCIS.