SOCIAL SECURITY CARD available for Deferred Action Grantees
Those who have been approved for Deferred Action as a Child Arrival (DACA) and received work authorization (EAD) may apply for a Social Security card.
Take your USCIS-issued Employment Authorization Card (I-766) and original documents proving your age and identity to your local Social Security Office.
In addition to the approved EAD (Employment Authorization Document,) you must show an original document or a certified copy of one of the following as proof of your age and identity:
- Foreign birth certificate;
- Foreign passport;
- U.S. military record;
- U.S. military identification card;
- Religious record showing age or date of birth;
- U.S. driver's license;
- U.S. state-issued identification card;
- School record showing age or date of birth;
- School identification card; or
- Copy of medical record.
The Social Security Administration has issued a fact sheet about how those individuals who qualify for Deferred Action Status for Childhood Arrivals can apply for a Social Security Number.
The public will find the link to the new fact sheet on
- the Social Security Card page: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber/ or
- the Immigration page: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/immigration/.
Visit www.socialsecurity.gov or call toll-free, 1-800-772-1213 for more information.