How to Apply for a Social Security Number

Step 1: Submit a Social Security Letter Request. You will need to upload your employment offer letter from your on-campus employer.

Step 2: Submit an application to the Social Security Administration (SSA) online. Save the Control Number after you submit your application.

Step 3: Make a transportation appointment (Appointments are usually 30 minutes of less).

Social Security Administration Office
10 Broad Street
Utica, NY 13501
Open: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (No appointment necessary)

Step 4: Gather your documents – DSO Letter (emailed), Passport, I-20, and your most recent I-94

Step 5: Email the receipt you were given at the Social Security Office to oodegbam@hamilton.edu

You should get your social security card in the mail between 7-10 business days. Possession of a social security number does NOT constitute eligibility to work.





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