Getting US Social Security Number for Child born in Taiwan


#1

Hello everyone,

My child was born abroad in Taiwan recently to 2 US Citizen parents, so he has citizenship now (here’s my topic about that experience: TW mother having baby in TW, father is US citizen - AIT help)

I want to get a Social Security Number for him now, but it appears that it’s no longer supported by AIT as of October 1, 2017. Here’s their page about it:


It looks like they are deferring those services to the office in the Phillipines.

Does anyone know if it’s still possible to do this in Taiwan? My child will be coming to the states in September, so I could do it then, but I still wanted to see if there’s a way to do it in Taiwan ahead of time.

Thanks in advance!


#2

Just curious why he needs one right away…is he planning on working right away?


#3

That was my first thought right away, but if he is (and should be) filing U.S. taxes, then it’s best to have the child’s SS# (needed on tax form), so as to get the credit for a dependent.

@rayman1031, did you happen to look around the SSA website for help, or have someone in the U.S. call them up on your behalf?


#4

Makes sense