Steps for International Students to Obtain a Social Security Number

  1. Obtain an employment letter from the hiring department.
  2. Email International Student Services to request an appointment for a SSN letter (scan the employment letter).
  3. International Student Services will then provide the student with a status letter.
  4. Complete a SSA application with the Social Security Administration.
  5. Take the following documents to the Social Security Administration:

Both letters

Completed SSA application





Check the SSA website for a location near you.