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International Students & Scholars are required to now show proof of employment or evidence of a job offer at the time they submit their application for a social security number. A sample letter can be found here.

The following details are necessary to include in the letter:

    • The name of the student
    • The name of the Department/Company that has offered the on-campus employment
    • The nature of the student’s job (what is the position)
    • The employment start date
    • The number of hours per week
    • Employer name & telephone number
    • Name of the student’s immediate supervisor
    • Employers original signature – title – and date

Once the letter has been prepared please print on official letterhead with an original signature and give to the student. An individual letter must be completed for each student and is only needed for eligible students needing a social security number for payroll purposes.

The student will then drop this letter off at the International Students & Scholars Office for a separate eligibility letter from the Clarkson University International Advisor. Once completed the studednt will be notified to pick up both letters (employer and ISSO letters) - along with the rest of the application materials to the Social Security Office in Ogdensburg, NY.

Please note –
for those students who have been granted a teaching or research assistantship must now have the same letter mentioned above.

Also note -  for newly arriving students, it is advised they wait 10 days from the date of their arrival in the U.S. before going to the Social Security Office. This will ensure the Port of Entry enough time to input the students' information for further verification by SSA. 

You may contact the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) for additional questions or concerns.