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How do I apply for a Social Security Number?

social security card

Social Security Number Documents Checklist:

  1. Find employment On-Campus.
  2. Get the Work Authorization Grid (see below) signed and dated by your supervisor as well by Jennifer Marks-Gold, Director of the International Student Center
  3. Bring the Employment letter (see below) to the International Student Center to get it signed by Jennifer Marks-Gold

Directions For Sample Letter:

  1. Change the date
  2. Fill in your name and Citizenship where appropriate.
  3. Fill in your job and department where appropriate.
  4. Send to Jennifer Marks-Gold
  5. Complete the Social Security Application Form,SS5.
  6. Go to the Social Security Administration Office with all the documents listed in the checklist below.

Please review all instructions below and make sure to have all necessary documents before going to the office:

Required Documents

F-1

J-1

Passport

X

X

I-20

X

 

I-94

X

X

Employment Letter

X

X

Social Security Application Form SS5

X

X

Work Authorization Grid

X

X

Nearest Social Security Office:

Chester Social Security Office
807 Crosby Street
Chester, PA. 19013
Phone: 1-800 772-1213

Social Security Office Hours :

  • MON: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • TUES: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • WED: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • THUR: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • FRI: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • SAT & SUN: CLOSED