Social Security Information

Obtaining a Social Security Number

Ш      Social Security Numbers are ONLY available to F1/J1 students who have an offer of employment on campus or specific work authorization granted by USCIS

Ш      After and offer of employment has been secured, the student must go to the International Student Service office to obtain two letters required for the application process

Ш      Once the student has obtained the two letters, the student must take their passport, immigration documents (I-20 or DS-2019), Form I-94, and the two letters to the Social Security Administration office. You must wait at least 10 days after entering the U.S. before applying for the Social Security Number. Average processing times for a Social Security Number are two to four weeks.

Ш      The Social Security Administration office is located at 4314 Wendover St, Wichita Falls TX 76309. Their phone number is (940) 689-9240.

Ш      After two days, you may return to the Social Security Administration Office to ask for your number in person.

Ш      Once you obtain your Social Security Card, take it to the Office of the Registrar, Office of International Services, and Human Resources in the Hardin Administration building