Question: Who is eligible to apply for a Social Security number under the diplomatic applications pilot program?
Answer: Applications for a Social Security number under this program, which is administered by the Office of Foreign Missions, is limited to those who meet the following criteria:
1. Persons who have entered the U.S. on an A-1, A-2, G-1, G-4 and certain types of G-3 visas, and,
2. Are a "principal diplomatic agent" (not a dependent), and,
3. Have been issued an identity card with a Personal Identification Number assigned by the Office of Protocol in the Department of State.
Dependents of principal diplomatic agents may apply for a Social Security number ONLY if they already have papers issued by the U.S. Immigration Service that grant them permission to work in the U.S.
No other persons may apply for a Social Security number under this program.
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