- J-1 Students - with CU Sponsorship - In addition to the standard documents - J-1 students with Clarkson University listed in item 2 of their DS_2019 must obtain a J-1 employment authorization letter from ISSS. This letter will verify your full-time enrollment and employment authorization at CU.
- J-1 Students - without CU Sponsorship - In addition to the standard documents - J-1 students without Clarkson University listed in item 2 of their DS_2019 must obtain a J-1 employment authorization letter from their official sponsor.
- J-2 Dependents - with Employment Authorization Document (EAD Card) - In addition to the standard documents above - J-2 dependents will need to submit their EAD card. No additional letters are necessary.
Note: All students or scholars applying for a social security number will need to obtain a letter or receipt from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to submit with your payroll forms indicating you have applied for the SSN and your application is pending.
Where to Apply
Students and Scholars must submit their social security application in person to the Social Security Administration.
Potsdam Campus - students & scholars in Potsdam, N.Y. will apply to the SSA office in Ogdensburg, N.Y. The drive is about 35 minutes west of Potsdam.
CRC Campus (Schenectady) - students in Schenectady, N.Y. will apply to the SSA office in Schenectady, N.Y.
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