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Acquiring a Social Security Card

Placeholder ImageInternational students are eligible for a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) if they have verified employment in the U.S., have been within the U.S. for at least 10 days, have completed the international student check-in process, and have a signed Employment Verification Form.

In order to apply for the Social Security Card, you can either visit Social Security Administration while they are on campus or you can visit the main offices in Anderson or Greenville Social Security Administration. (Remember, before visiting SSA, you need to have completed your SEVIS check-in with our office and have received an email confirmation that your SEVIS record is in Active status.)

Social Security Administration in Anderson, SC
Click here for directions to Social Security office.
Social Security Administration in Greenville, SC

If you are a graduate assistant or athlete please see the instructions designed specifically for you found in the Graduate Assistant Employment Instructions or Student Athlete Instructions linked on the left navigation bar.