Can I work on an old or restricted Social Security number (SSN)?
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Can I work on an old or restricted Social Security number (SSN)?

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?

I’m not eligible for an SSN—can I get an Individual Taxpayer Identification number (ITIN) instead?
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I’m not eligible for an SSN—can I get an Individual Taxpayer Identification number (ITIN) instead?

In some cases, a foreign national is not eligible to obtain a Social Security number (SSN) while waiting for their immigration case to process. In such cases, an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) may be obtained for tax processing purposes. Here’s how to determine whether you are eligible for an ITIN—and how to get one.

How do I meet Form I-9 compliance for my TN Visa?
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How do I meet Form I-9 compliance for my TN Visa?

Employees must provide documentation to their employers to show their identity and authorization to work, which is achieved using USCIS Form I-9. Here’s some more info about Form I-9, how to complete it in compliance, and how employers must handle the process as well.