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How do I apply for a Social Security Number?

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Social Security Number Documents Checklist:

  1. Find employment On-Campus.
  2. Get the Employment Verification Letter (see below) signed and dated by your supervisor as well by Jennifer Marks-Gold, Director of the International Student Center

Directions For Sample Letter:

  1. Save a copy
  2. Fill in ALL blank spaces
  3. Take to your supervisor to sign
  4. Bring to Jennifer Marks-Gold to sign
  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

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 - 04:00 PM
  • THUR: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • FRI: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • SAT & SUN: CLOSED