COVID-19 UPDATE TO SSN APPLICATION PROCESS
OVIS is not able to offer bus trips to Social Security until further notice.
The Social Security Office in Concord, NH is only scheduling individual, in-person appointments at this time. The office is not open to the public for walk-in appointments. Students and scholars who have U.S. employment and need a Social Security Number must contact the Concord, NH Social Security office to request an appointment.
The Concord Social Security Office has advised that applicants should not apply at the Keene or Littleton, NH offices at this time. NOTE: It is important to confirm that travel to Concord, NH is permitted under Dartmouth's travel policy: https://covid.dartmouth.edu/travel and if you are using a private vehicle please be sure to check Dartmouth's Requirements for Transportation and Campus Vehicle Use.
To request an in-person appointment, submit a completed SS-5 form along with supporting documents by fax at 603-228-5206 or by mail to SSA, 70 Commercial St, STE 100, Concord, NH 03301. The Concord SSA office will contact the applicant by phone to schedule the appointment.
Documentation for SSN applications is outlined below. The Concord SSA office has advised that it requires original signatures on employment letters. Employment letters requiring an OVIS signature can be sent to the OVIS Hinman Box – HB 6202. An advisor will sign the letter and return it to you via Hinman mail or with your pre-paid shipping envelope if you purchase a label in iDartmouth.
In addition to the documents that are normally required for the application, you may also be asked to provide a letter from your employer confirming the employer requires you to obtain a Social Security Number. If Dartmouth is your employer please contact the Office of Human Resources to request this additional letter.