How long will it take to get a SSN?
This depends on how long it takes for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify your immigration documents before assigning a SSN. If the SSA receives immediate online verification from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), your SSN will arrive in about 2 weeks.
WARNING! Do not become a victim of identity theft!
Do not provide your SSN, credit card information, password, or other personal information through unverified, unsecured sites on the Internet or over the telephone. If someone has misused your SSN or other personal information to create credit or other problems for you, the SSA cannot resolve these problems. You should contact the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft or call 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338).
You also should monitor your credit report periodically. Free credit reports are available online at www.annualcreditreport.com.
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OISS ~ Pepperdine University ~ October 1, 2008