DHS Authorization for SSN under TN visa

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skoper
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DHS Authorization for SSN under TN visa

Post by skoper » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:52 pm

SSA requires that to get an SSN for a non-citizen in the US authorization from DHS is required. How is this obtained? Does the TN visa in the passport imply this authorization?

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Post by nelsona » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:03 am

Employment authorization from DHS is required. That is your TN. Submit the SS-5 form along with the required documentation and wait 3-4 weeks while SSA confirms with DHS that you are authorized.

You can work in the meantime without SSN.
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