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Prior SSN now on spouse visa - do I need an ITIN

She said health insurance and a driving license are benefits of living in the US and you aren't allowed them without a work visa so we can't change your name and you aren't allowed to use the SSN ...
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Can a person get Social Security benefits who worked in the USA for 14 years but is an Indian citizen and reside in India?

The Social Security Administration FAQs indicate that benefits claims are initiated from within the US. Can noncitizens living outside the United States receive Social Security benefits? In ...
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Registering US Birth Abroad - CRBA / SSN / Passport lock

TL;DR: A Social Security number is not necessary if you are applying for the CRBA and US Passport at the same time Original Answer It looks like I need to provide a signed statement. I found this on ...
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Wrong Name in Social Secrity Card

According to the Social Security Administration, you can get a corrected card free of charge by submitting a new application documenting the correct name. Since you would presumably be submitting the ...
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How to stop paying social security in multiple countries (that have a totalization agreement, US and Japan)

As your question suggests, you should not have to pay social security tax in both countries, thanks to their totalization agreement. The US Social Security Administration (SSA) provides details on the ...
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Is a social security number required for a passport for an adult?

According to the instructions for Form DS-11 (U.S. Passport Application): Section 6039E of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 6039E) and 22 U.S.C 2714a(f) require you to provide your Social ...
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How to obtain a Numéro de Sécurité Sociale in France fully online with a Passport Talent

There are two ways to obtain this number, one is done by snail mail and is a mess. You can find the procedure here : https://www.welcometofrance.com/en/fiche/registering-for-social-security And one ...
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Working remotely for a company in another country (EU, Switzerland or Norway) while staying in my country (France)

As an American living in Germany and working in Switzerland, I can address some of these: Permit As an EU citizen you can get a work permit in Switzerland. But there's a priority system for ...
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French Mutuelle when both spouses are working

Based on personal experience in France : Theoretically, your wife may decline the mandatory mutuelle from her employer based on the fact that she is already covered by your own mandatory mutuelle. ...
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How to deposit US social security in Japanese bank

This webpage, not published by Social Security, contains the following q-and-a: Q: I have looked at the Social Security website and could not find if there is a way to receive one's Social Security ...
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What is the point of removing the "Valid to Work Only with DHS Authorization" legend from the social security card after getting the green card?

Other than for work authorisation proof as alluded to in another answer, another reason for having an unrestricted Social Security card is that some financial institutions (like Golden 1 Credit Union ...
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What is the point of removing the "Valid to Work Only with DHS Authorization" legend from the social security card after getting the green card?

One point is that a Social Security card without a restriction legend serves as a List C document (proof of work authorization) for the I-9's documentary requirements. So an unrestricted Social ...
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Replacement American SS Number with no American ID?

Finally found the answer! There exits a top secret Federal Benefits Unit which operates at the American Embassy in London (I live in the UK.). Took me weeks to find them but they have been helpful. ...
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Reclaiming Social Security Money from EU when relocating?

As was noted, the retirement annuity pension is the only portion of the social security benefits that you may be able to claim. In order to determine whether you are entitled to cash out those ...
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Prior SSN now on spouse visa - do I need an ITIN

My wife and I have SSNs as previous non-immigrant residents of the US. My wife may have had work authorization for a while in the 1990's but spent most of our time in the US without it. While living ...
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Can I live in France and pay social security in Luxembourg?

Basically, you have to pay contributions to the health and retirement system in the country where you work. But you are free to get healthcare in France as well, even if you work in Luxembourg and do ...
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Replacement American SS Number with no American ID?

The SSA has offices in US embassies. The list here has a phone number and email address for the London embassy unit. I think a US birth certificate and UK ID matching the name should be sufficient to ...
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Does the US Social Security Administration need to see IRS returns for the 3 years previous before approving benefits?

The short answer is No. SSA has a record of your contributions. You can view that record online at http://SSA.gov, where you can also see a statement of whether or not you are eligible and an ...
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ITIN requirements

They will apply for ITINs by filing W-7 together with filing tax returns (you will file this year's tax returns early next year). Only under certain special situations (which likely don't apply to ...
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Germany: Social Security contributions withdrawal rules

It should be possible. You have to wait 24 months and waive your right to a German pension, then you can get back the money you paid into Social Security (but not the part that was contributed by your ...
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How to deposit US social security in Japanese bank

It doesn’t look like any Japanese domestic bank participates in the American banking system’s electronic draft system that would give them the ABA bank code number you need for a direct deposit from ...
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What is the next Step after applying for a CRBA --

To apply for an SSN, submit form SS-5 Application for a Social Security Card on behalf of your daughter. The instructions on the form tell you how to fill it out and how to find out where to send the ...
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Gerburtsname is ******** on Social Security Card

Judging by the specimen on their website, asterisks seem to be the default if there is no birth name different from the current surname. I'm not sure why this has been put in in your case, but it ...
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Missing Social Security Number for newborn child. Can I still receive Child Tax credit?

The Child Tax Credit requires that the child have a SSN issued before the tax return is due (including extensions). This means: If the child gets a SSN before April 15, you can file the tax return ...
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How to apply for an SSN after I-94 Expiry

Can I work without Having an SSN? You can start work without having gotten an SSN as long as you have applied for an SSN. See this brochure: Do I need to have my number before I start working? ...
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Retrieve my social security number from a long time ago

I'd recommend you start at this website. You can learn about the process for recovering your SSN. You should also consider visiting your nearest SS office. I don't believe they ask to see a visa ...
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Renewing a social security card: when is the birth certificate not compulsory?

You do not need your birth certificate. The passage you quote is the "evidence of age" passage, but on page one of the instructions, it is made clear that evidence of age is required only ...
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Renewing a social security card: when is the birth certificate not compulsory?

When my wife recently applied to replace her very old "Not for Employment" Social Security card the only documents she took to the office were her passport and her green card. I wasn't there but she ...
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Tax treaty USA-Italy: scholar/teacher (art. 20) tax exemptions and implications

Well, I know someone in exactly the same situation who is wondering exactly the same thing. As far as I understand -- I am not a certified tax expert, and this is not a consultation. According to ...
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