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Social Security Numbers
Requirements and conditions before a social security number & ID card are issued:
The following documents shall be required from individuals applying for Social Security Number:
If applicant is a Marshallese citizen:
If applicant is a naturalized Marshallese:
If applicant is a U.S., Palauan or FSM citizen:
If applicant is a non- Marshallese, U.S., Palauan or FSM citizen:
Note 1: RMI government employees (under PSC) are exempted from the work permit required by the Labor Office.
Note 3: If applicant claims to be a half-Marshallese or related to a Marshallese, his or her citizenship shall be based on what passport he or she carries.
Note 4: If applicant claims that his or her work permit, entry permit and alien registration are not yet available (still being processed), no social security number shall be issued unless there is a written confirmation from the Labor and Immigration Offices.
Note 5: No SS number shall be issued if the entry permit or alien registration certificate shows that the applicant is a dependent, even if the applicant is already issued a valid work permit by the Labor Office.
If applicant is a volunteer (i.e. Worldteach Teacher, JOCV volunteer):
If applicant is a missionary and non-Marshallese, U.S., Palauan or FSM citizen:
If applicant is from the diplomatic corps:
No social security number shall be issued to dependents of non-resident workers who are not legally authorized to work in the Marshall Islands.
Dependents of non-resident workers who are students enrolled in Marshallese schools may be given social security numbers, but have to present proof of enrollment.
Replacement of SS identification cards
A fee of $5 per card shall be charged for replacement of social security ID cards, except for retirees.