Ask the exchange visitor to provide a telephone number where he can be reached in
the future. Enter “Y” in the question, “Notify office of the SSN assigned”, on the
verify and sign page in SSNAP to have the Enumeration System generate a message the
workday after an SSN application is processed to notify the FO of the SSN.
When you receive the notification message, you can call the exchange visitor and advise
that the SSN has been assigned. SSA cannot provide the SSN, to anyone who makes the
request over the telephone. This is true even if the number holder can provide all
identifying information that matches information for the exchange visitor shown on
the Numident. If the exchange visitor did not request release of the SSN in advance,
advise him or her to come into office with his or her evidence of identity and immigration
documents and we will check to see if an SSN has been assigned. If the SSN has been
assigned, the SSN can be provided to the exchange visitor. The exchange visitor can
provide his or her SSN to the employer. For general information about in-person requests
for access to or disclosure of information from SSA records, see GN 03380.000.