Does a non-citizen and non-resident with valid SSN need work visa? 5 Answers as of September 10, 2014

Does a person who is a Canadian citizen and non-resident of US that have old SSN that is still valid without employment restriction need work visa to work in the US?

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Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC
Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC | Pho Ethan Tran
Yes. Unless you are in a valid immigration status that allows you to work incident to that status, you must have an employment authorization card to work in the US legally, even if you have a valid SSN.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 9/10/2014
Coane and Associates
Coane and Associates | Bruce Coane
A non-citizen cannot work legally in the USA without permission. A social security card is not permission to work.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 9/10/2014
Alena Shautsova
Alena Shautsova | Alena Shautsova
I would say yes.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/10/2014
The Law Offices of Kristy Qiu
The Law Offices of Kristy Qiu | Mengjun Qiu
If you currently have a legal status that require permission to work in the US, for example F-1, B1-B2, J1, etc., then yes you do need permission to work in the US. The best VISA for temporary Canadians is probably TN.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 9/10/2014
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal | Alexander Segal
This person would need an employment-based non immigrant visa to work in the United States. A SSN in and of itself does not convey a right to work in the country.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/10/2014
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