Human Resources

Social Security Card Application Reminders

To apply for a US social security card the new employee must have the following:

Full time employees:

  • Official Clemson University job offer letter
  • Current (not expired) foreign passport (original and one copy)*
  • I-94 card, work authorized US visa  (original and one copy)*
  • Valid work authorization document(s) issued by Dept. of Homeland Security / USCIS (original and one copy)*
  • Completed Social Security Application form 
  • Receipt letter from the Social Security Office
  • SEVIS record activated if F1 or J1 visa.

* Indicates copies required only if you apply on campus at the start of the semester.


 Student employees:

  • Employment Verification Letter completed and signed by the hiring department and signed by the International Office after SEVIS record activation.
  • Fully enrolled in required number of course hours.
  • Complete check in procedures with International Office E 301 Martin Hall
  • Activated in SEVIS (DHS system)
  • Current (not expired) foreign passport (original and one copy)*
  • I-94 card, work authorized US visa (original and one copy)*
  • Form I-20 (F-1) or Form DS 2019 (J-1) (original and one copy)*
  • Receipt letter from the Social Security Office
  • Completed Social Security Application form

* Indicates copies required only if you apply on campus at the start of the semester.