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Streamlining Social Security Updates for New Citizens: A Game-Changer in Naturalization

The journey to U.S. citizenship is a significant milestone for immigrants, marking the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. Now, the process is set to become even more seamless for new citizens, thanks to a recent announcement from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Starting April 1, applicants filing Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, will have the option to request an original or replacement Social Security number (SSN) or card and update their immigration status with the Social Security Administration (SSA) without the need to visit an SSA office.

This development is a game-changer for noncitizens applying for naturalization. By utilizing the new edition of Form N-400 (edition date 04/01/24), applicants can request an SSN or replacement card directly when submitting their naturalization application. This means that new citizens may no longer need to visit an SSA field office or provide additional documentation to prove their U.S. citizenship status.

It’s important to note that this option is only available for applicants using the 04/01/24 edition of Form N-400. Those using the previous edition (09/17/19) will not have the opportunity to request an SSN or replacement card through their naturalization application.

This announcement reflects USCIS’s commitment to modernizing and streamlining the immigration system, making it more accessible and efficient for applicants. By removing barriers and offering innovative solutions, USCIS aims to facilitate the journey to citizenship for individuals from all walks of life.

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