If the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants you Deferred Action status and employment authorization, you may be eligible for a Social Security number. After you receive your Employment Authorization Card (I-766) from USCIS, you can apply for a Social Security number.
You must visit a Social Security office in person to complete and sign an application for a Social Security number. Find your local office at www.socialsecurity.gov/locator. You must bring your USCIS-issued Employment Authorization Card (I-766) and proof of age and identity.
You must show an original document or a certified copy of one of the following as proof of your age and identity:
• Foreign birth certificate;
• Foreign passport;
• U.S. military record;
• U.S. military identification card;
• Religious record showing age or date of birth;
• U.S. driver’s license;
• U.S. state-issued identification card;
• School record showing age or date of birth;
• School identification card; or
• Copy of medical record.
Please note, while you may have provided photocopies of the above documents to USCIS, Social Security requires original documents or copies certified by the agency that issued them. Social Security cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies, and must independently verify the documentation you provide.