US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced efforts to increase efficiency and reduce case backlogs and processing times. In this effort, USCIS is expanding expand premium processing to additional form types and will improve timely access to employment authorization documents (EAD). Read more about the USCIS expansion of premium processing and improved EAD efforts here.
If you are working in the United States on a nonimmigrant visa, your employer will ask for your Social Security number (SSN) along with proof of your legal authorization to work in the United States. In general, only those authorized to work in the United States by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can obtain an SSN. But if your visa has expired, you’ve changed employers, or you have a new visa, what happens to your SSN?