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Is a Social Security card valid if not signed?
Is an unsigned Social Security card valid? Yes. A signature on the card is not required for the card to be valid. You may accept an unsigned Social Security card as long as the card reasonably appears to be genuine and to relate to the person presenting it.
Do you have to sign your Social Security?
In addition, according to the USCIS I-9 Central FAQs, a signature on an employee’s Social Security card is not required for the card to be valid for Form I-9 purposes. Only a person’s official Social Security card or a receipt for a replacement card issued by SSA is acceptable.
Should parents sign Social Security card?
If you say “yes,” you need to provide both parents’ Social Security numbers if you can. Children age 12 or older: Anyone age 12 or older who requests an original Social Security number must appear in person for an interview, even if a parent or guardian will sign the application on the child’s behalf.
Is it legal to laminate your Social Security card?
Do not laminate your card. Lamination prevents detection of many security features. However, you may cover the card with plastic or other removable material if it does not damage the card.
Can a parent sign their child’s Social Security card?
If you are a minor it is OK for a (your) parent to sign your Social Security Card. If you are concerned, request a replacement card from the SSA and SIGN it. This is needed at times, such as when needed when obtaining a passport and a child is a minor. This is when the parents are told to sign to card – in pencil.
Does SSN expire?
Does an SSN expire? No. Once an SSN has been assigned it is an individual’s unique number for the rest of his or her life in the United States. The expiration of work authorization does not invalidate an SSN but it does mean the individual cannot continue to work until it is renewed.
Is a laminated Social Security card valid for I 9?
U.S. Social Security Card A laminated card is acceptable but you cannot accept metal or plastic reproductions. You cannot accept a restricted Social Security card for Form I-9. SSA issues restricted Social Security cards to individuals lawfully admitted to the United States on a temporary basis.
What happens if I don’t sign my Social Security card?
Although the card serves as SSA’s official verification of the SSN assigned to the individual named on the card, it is not an identity document. Failure to sign the card does not invalidate it.
What happens if my child does not sign the SSN?
Children are told not to sign until age 18 or their first job, whichever is earlier. Although the card serves as SSA’s official verification of the SSN assigned to the individual named on the card, it is not an identity document. Failure to sign the card does not invalidate it.
Can you legally sign a laminated Social Security card?
Yes, if the card looks genuine. Though it’s good to sign one’s SSN card, the signature isn’t necessary for validating the card. So now, we hope you have the answers you were looking for about laminated social security cards.
When should you sign a Social Security card stub?
Instructions provided on the front of the SSN card stub advise adults to sign their card in ink immediately. Children are told not to sign until age 18 or their first job, whichever is earlier. Although the card serves as SSA’s official verification of the SSN assigned to the individual named on the card, it is not an identity document.