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Social Security Number

Instructions for F-1 and J-1 students for on-campus employment or internship

All students must have a valid social security card before beginning any type of employment. Please read the following instructions for obtaining a Social Security Number. 

Step 1. Get a job offer letter by the department on campus for which you were hired -or- get a Letter of Agreement from Career Services with your employer information for internship.

Step 2. Request an authorization letter from ISSS to bring to the Social Security Administration Office.

   For the letter, you will need to bring the following 2 items to the ISSS office or email them to issspeeradvisor@nl.edu:

Step 3.  Take the following documents to the Social Security Administration Office which is located at 605 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661. Check their hours of operation here.

F-1 students J-1 students
Job offer letter (from step 1) Job offer letter (from step 1)
Authorization letter (from step 2) Academic training authorization (from step 2) 
Passport and student Visa       Passport and student visa
Copy of your most recent I-94 Copy of your most recent I-94
Your I-20, with CPT (internship) authorization, if applicable. Your DS-2019
Application for a Social Security Card which you can complete in the Social Security Administration Office or here Application for a Social Security Card which you can complete in the Social Security Administration Office or here.

Step 4.  Once you receive your SSN card in the mail, update your personal information.

Step 5.  Provide your SSN to your department or employer in order to receive paychecks.

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