Acquiring a Social Security Card

Before you can begin work on campus you must have a Social Security Card.
Follow these instructions to acquire a card.

Who is eligible?: Students with F-1 and J-1 visas. Dependants of J-1 and F-1 students are NOT eligible.

Instructions for applying for an SSN:
  1. Find a job and get a letter from your on campus employer or the TCU Human Resources Department to verify that you have a job.
  2. Visit our office for a letter verifying your F-1 status.
  3. Visit the Social Security Administration Office to apply for your SSN.
    Important: If you are a new student wait at least 15 days before applying for a Social Security Card. By applying for a card prematurely, you could be forced to wait for a Social Security Card for up to 3 months. This increased processing time is caused by a delay in the transfer of data from the SEVIS immigration department's computer system to the Social Security Administration's system.

    Social Security Office Location :

    819 TAYLOR ST
    FORT WORTH , TX 76102 Phone: (800) 772-1213 Office Hours: :MONDAY - FRIDAY 9:00am - 4:00pm View Map

    Dont forget to bring:
    1. Your Passport
    2. Your I-94
    3. Your I-20
    4. Letter from employer verifying that you have a job on campus
    5. Letter from Human Resources verifying eligibility for a social security card
  4. Receive your card after 3 to 5 weeks.



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