RM 10205.410 Exception to SSN Card Limits for Legend Change
When a number holder (NH) reaches his or her yearly or lifetime SSN card limits, an SSN replacement card may still be issued if:
the NH reports a change in his or her immigration status or citizenship, and
the restrictive legend is removed or changed.
An application for a replacement SSN card based on a change in immigration status or citizenship that does not affect the restrictive legend counts toward the yearly and lifetime limits, as in the case of permanent resident aliens who attain U.S. citizenship.