Social Security Administration

The Office of International Affairs can provide a verification letter of employment eligibility for students who need to apply for a Social Security number. To be eligible for a Social Security number you must meet the following requirements:

  1. You have J1 or F1 status.
  2. You have form DS-2019 or an I-20.
  3. Your Ds-2019 or I-20 is in ACTIVE status.
  4. You have an offer letter of employment​.

For more specific information on eligibility and how to apply please refer to the Social Securtiy Fact Sheet.


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