Your potential hire, must apply for an SSN using Form SS-5.
Form SS-5, Application for Social Security Card, allows candidates or employees without an SSN to apply for one.
Both resident and nonresident alien candidates must use Form SS-5 to apply for an SSN.
Can you get a job without social security number?
If you are new to the U.S., you can work without an SSN temporarily. However, you must apply for a number with the Social Security Administration, or the SSA, immediately, and provide it to your employer upon receipt and within 90 days of starting your job.
What happens if you don’t have a Social Security number?
Federal law requires you to provide a Social Security number if you have one when you apply for a U.S. passport. If you don’t have an SSN, expect delays in processing your application. If you have been issued one but don’t provide it, you could be fined $500.
Do you need a SSN for a job?
Some employers (including state hiring agencies and the federal government) require applicants to list their social security number (SSN) when completing job applications. 1 Employers may want your social security number to conduct a background check or credit check.