Eligible Visa Types
J-1, H-1B, TN and O-1 status individuals are all eligible to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN). Certain individuals in J-2 status who have applied for and received an Employment Authorization Document may also apply for an SSN.
F-1 students should apply for an SSN if they have one of the following:
- Evidence of a job on campus, and a letter confirming this from the supervisor, counter-signed by OVIS international advisor
- Curricular Practical Training (CPT) work authorization endorsement on page 2 of the Form I-20.
- Valid Employment Authorization Document, with current start date