printable banner

U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Eligibility Criteria



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. 



Back to Top

Do you already have an account on one of these sites? Click the logo to sign in and create your own customized State Department page. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ!

OpenID is a service that allows you to sign in to many different websites using a single identity. Find out more about OpenID and how to get an OpenID-enabled account.