Can I apply for Social Security Number ?

Can I apply for Social Security Number on basis of I -797. My license to work as a vet in State A in depended upon SSN. How long does it take to get a SSN. On what status will I stay until I get a SSN & a license & subsequently start my job.

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Generally speaking, when you get your H-1 approval, you can apply for SSN. If there is an urgency, SSA could expedite your application. I believe USCIS and SSA have said if you have the appropriate USCIS approval, you can start working even without the SSN. Check with SSA on the details.

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