Seamless Social Security Number Now Available for New U.S. Citizens

Social Security Number for New Citizens

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on March 28, 20224 an update for applicants filing Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, effective April 1, 2024. This update offers applicants the convenience of requesting an original or replacement Social Security number (SSN) or card and updating their immigration status with the Social Security Administration (SSA) directly through the USCIS platform, eliminating the need for in-person visits to SSA offices.

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This initiative represents a significant advancement in the naturalization process, enhancing accessibility and efficiency for new citizens. Noncitizens applying for naturalization using the latest edition of Form N-400 (dated 04/01/24) will find that they can seamlessly request an SSN or replacement card during the submission of their Form N-400. As a result, new citizens may no longer need to physically visit an SSA field office or provide documentation as proof of their new U.S. citizenship status. It’s important to note that the SSA may request additional information if necessary.

Applicants using the 2019 edition of Form N-400 will not have access to this option, as the SSA questions are exclusive to the new edition. The new edition of Form N-400 will be available for online filing starting April 1, 2024. To utilize this online filing option, applicants must first create a USCIS online account, which provides a secure and convenient method for form submission, fee payments, and tracking the status of USCIS immigration requests. Setting up a USCIS online account is free of charge and offers various features, including secure communication with USCIS and online responses to Requests for Evidence.

This development follows USCIS’s previous announcement regarding the expansion of the Enumeration beyond Entry program to include applicants applying for U.S. citizenship, as highlighted in the Interagency Strategy for Promoting Naturalization.

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