FAQ: Obtaining Your EAD and SSN
Social Security Number (SSN)
How to obtain
We highly recommend that you go to the SSN website for the most up to date information.
Once you have received your Employment Authorization Document Card, you may then apply for your Social Security # (SSN). This number is similar to the Canadian Social Insurance # - it is what employers use to report your taxes to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. It is free to apply.