Social Security Numbers Assigned to Diversity Visa Immigrants

Date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Report Number: 
A-08-15-15021
Report Type: 
Audit Report
Office Affiliation: 

Because the Social Security number (SSN) is one of the keys to financial, legal, and social assimilation in this country, we are issuing this report to convey information related to diversity visa (DV) immigrants’ use of SSNs.

The DV program makes available up to 50,000 immigrant visas, annually, to individuals from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. A small number of individuals reside in the United States in a nonimmigrant or other legal status when they apply.