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USCIS Accepts Social Security Number Applications on Green Card Applications

MUMBAI: In an effort to make the immigration process smoother, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that individuals seeking permanent resident (green card) status will simultaneously receive a Social Security Number (SSN) or a replacement card.
Previously, such persons had to apply for a BSN or replacement card in person from a social security service. USCIS has updated Form I-485 (Application for Adjustment of Status) with additional questions to also facilitate an SSN application. The filing fee for Form I-485 will remain the same (currently US$1,225).
USCIS transmits this information electronically to Social Security, which then assigns the Social Security Number or issues a replacement card. “This expansion of our partnership with the Social Security Administration illustrates our commitment to making our country’s immigration system work more efficiently to save applicants time,” said Ur Jaddou, USCIS director.
Meanwhile, on another front, given its massive backlog and the risk of nearly 1000k plus green card applications expiring by the end of September, USCIS has been gearing up for faster processing.