Social Security Number
We can help you get a Social Security Number (SSN). Please make an appointment with the International Student Services office in order to get your updated I-20, and then take all of your documents to the nearest Social Security Administration office.
You must have a job offer before our office can help you apply for a social security card!
In order to get a social security number, you need to take the following documents to the nearest Social Security office:
- Social Security Card Application
- Unexpired passport
- I-20 (with specific employment request, if necessary)
- Latest I-94 record
- Student ID
- Proof of employment (offer letter) plus a letter from our ISS department. If you are working an on-campus job at NU, your offer letter will come through ISS. If you are working off-campus, you need an offer letter from your company.
- EAD card (if you are on OPT)
Social Security Cards take a few weeks to arrive, but you should receive a receipt showing that your application is being processed after you submit your application.