Hi guys I have a question. My wife is here in US on an F2-visa (student-dependent) I am planning to file H1 for her and I am wondering if she can work as soon as she gets that H1 approved or does she need to go out of country and get H1 stamped to get started on working. I strongly believe that as long she is in US it has got nothing to do with the visa which is mere a travel document. But I have communicated with an employer and he had question about this. His concern was about my wife's Social security number and as she does not have one, he says that she needs to go out of the US and get H1 stamp and only when she gets her H1 she can apply for a Social Security number and then only she can start working. And till then she can not work even in case of H1 approval.
I though we could apply for Social Security Number with an H1 approval even with a H1 stamping as long as we are in the US when we get the approval.
Please advice me regarding this issue. I really appreciate your responses.
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