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 application to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Office / Department Name
International Student Services
Director of International Student Services