Chase made a change about 2 weeks ago where they stopped approving card applications those with non-immigrants visas. On their social security cards it states “Valid for work only with DHS Authorization”, and these are not being approved by Chase.
The issue happens when Chase asks for additional verification, and they see the Social Security card with the DHS Authorization note, and won’t approve the applications. Presumably this won’t affect those who have a history with Chase; they should be able to apply for new cards without issues. It’s only when Chase asks for a social security card upload that causes the problems.
Previously all banks would approve anyone with a social security card, even those who are not citizens or green card holders. Chase now does not allow that; apparently Wells Fargo already had a similar policy not to approve such credit cards as well.
These was one data point of someone who was able to get later approved after submitting an SSA-89 form through a Chase banker, so hopefully there are still options, but it definitely got more difficult.
I’m not an expert on these topic, but it’s something that will certain to affect a lot of people, so thought it worth posting.
Hat tip to reader Vic and to r/creditcards