Social Security Card

Here you will find information about how to apply for a Social Security card.

Social Security Offices Closed to Visitors

As of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Social Security Administration suspended face-to-face service to the public in field offices and hearings offices nationwide until further notice.

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Social Security Numbers

Any student who will work in the U.S. must apply for a Social Security Number. The employer must use the SSN to report wages and taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration (SSA). F-1 students are eligible to apply for an SSN after they have received an offer of employment that meets SSA standards. Please read this section of our site for information on how to apply.

After receiving your SSN, you must report it to the University using Form W-9(S).

Questions on submitting your Form W-9(S)?

Contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance.

Find out when you will need a Social Security number as an F-1 or J-1 student, and what to do if you don’t have one.
Learn what F-1 and J-1 students should take to the Social Security office, how to complete the application form, and how to get to the Social Security office.