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How to Apply for a Social Security Number

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Following are the documents required for applying for a social security number:

(Please be sure to have all documents prepared and ready prior to your visit to the Social Security Office in Ogdensburg, NY)

F1/J1 Students will need

  • A completed social security application
  • All of your original documents
    • I-20/DS-2019 (be sure to bring all previously issued copies)
    • Passport
    • Visa
    • I-94 card
  • A letter from you employer indicating
    • Your Position
    • Your start date and the number of hours you will be working each week
    • Your employer name (Department/Company)
    • Your supervisors name & contact information
  • A letter from the International Students & Scholars Office indicating your eligibility to work

J Exchange Visitors will need

  • A completed social security application
  • All of your original documents
    • DS-2019 (include all previously issued copies)
    • Passport
    • Visa
    • I-94 card
  • A letter from the International Students & Scholars Office verifying your status and indicating your eligibility to work