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Ask A CPA - Dependents & Exemptions

How Do I Get A Social Security Number For My Non-Resident Alien Dependent ?

You need to fill out Form SS-5-FS, which can be obtained either from your local CPA or from the Social Security Administration. The SSA website is, . In addition to using the SSA website, you can call SSA toll-free at 1-800-772-1213.

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