FAQ Others

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about other categories.

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Yes, O-3 Visa holders may participate in educational activities, such as attending school or classes, provided that such activities do not include any paid employment.

Yes, the Visa petition can be signed by anyone who is authorized to sign such documents on behalf of the organization.

The timeline is usually about 4-6 months. You can check current processing times here.

The priority date is the date when you first note your intent of immigration to the U.S. government. For employment-based immigration, the priority date is the date an immigrant petition (Form I-140) was filed with the USCIS. The priority date is not established until the USCIS approves the immigrant petition.

Here is everything that you need to know about this number, and how to obtain it.

SSN – A Social Security Number is issued by the Social Security Administration. Most U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and temporary or working residents have a Social Security Number. Even non-working residents (citizens and non-citizens alike) can obtain an SSN, due to its use by businesses and government entities.

Why do you need an SSN number?

An SSN is very important, due to its direct connection to future benefits that you may be entitled to receive from the U.S. government. It’s also required to open financial accounts, apply for loans, apply for unemployment assistance, and to get a driver’s license.

The application process for an SSN is quite straightforward. You must simply follow these application steps: 

  1. Complete and print out Social Security Application Form SS-5,
  2. Collect the additional required forms and documentation (see the list below),
  3. Submit the application and the required documents in person, at the Social Security Administration’s office,
  4. Request a verification receipt of your application,
  5. Wait approximately two weeks for your Social Security card to arrive in the mail,
  6. Once you receive your card, be sure to store it in a safe place – your SSN is important to your future benefits. Protect it and the card that it’s on, as it is valuable. Use it only when officially required, and not simply when someone asks you for it.

Additional required forms and documentation that you should bring with you:

  • Social Security Application Form SS-5,
  • Passport with a Visa stamp,
  • I-94 record or passport admission stamp,
  • Original copy of the I-797 O-1 Approval Notice.

For any further questions, you can call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 or visit the Social Security Administration website.