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Social Security Number
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SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

To obtain a Social Security number you must be employed as of October 1, 2000. After you receive a job offer from an employer, contact International Student Services and a staff member will assist you in following the Social Security Administration's requirements listed in their publication called International Students and Social Security Numbers.

 

Steps to apply for a Social Security Number for Work On Campus:

  1. Get a letter from your employer on official letterhead that includes:
    • Your full name
    • Your job title
    • Your start date
    • The number of hours you will be working
    • Your supervisor's name
    • Your supervisor's telephone number
  2. Inform International Student Services that you have a job offer and request a letter from a Designated School Official that includes:
    • Your name
    • Your school status
    • Your employer
    • The type of work you will be doing
  3. Complete the Application for a Social Security Card that is available at http://www.ssa.gov/online/ss-5.pdf
  4. Go to the Social Security Administration with your:
    • Letter from your employer
    • Letter from an International Student Services Designated School Official
    • Application for a Social Security Card
    • Passport - not expired
    • Current I-94
    • I-20 from MCC

Steps to apply for a Social Security Number for OPT or SEH:

  • Go to the Social Security Administration no earlier than the start date of your employment authorization. You will need your:
    • Application for a Social Security Card: http://www.ssa.gov/online/ss-5.pdf
    • Passport - not expired
    • Current I-94
    • I-20 from MCC
    • I-766 - work permit/employment authorization card
 
 
 
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