Social Security Information

To apply for a Social Security Number, you do not need a letter from the International Office. Please bring the following documents to the Social Security Office:

  • Original job offer letter written by your department at NU
  • H-1B Scholars: Original Approval Notice
  • J-1 Scholars: Original DS-2019
  • Passport
  • I-94 card (little white card in your passport)

For a handout with more information on how to apply for a social security number, click here. Please note- when filling out the Social Security Application, please make sure to write your name exactly as it appears on your immigration documents.