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Applying for a Social Security Card

A Social Security Number (SSN) is a 9 digit number used as an employment identification number for tax purposes. The SSN can also be used for identity verification in regards to opening a bank account, applying for an Oklahoma driver’s license or entering into a contract for a cell phone; however, these are not valid reasons to be issued a SSN and subsequently, you will be denied.

Who is Eligible

You must be employed or have an offer of employment to receive a Social Security Number. That means you must be an:

F-1 student with on-campus employment

F-1 student engaged in OPT or CPT

How to Apply

You will need to make an appointment with International Student Services and bring a letter from the employer on the employer’s letterhead that includes:

  • Identity of student employee
  • Job description
  • Anticipated or actual employment start date
  • Employer contact information
  • Original signature
  • Date

You will need to provide original documents showing proof of immigration status, identity, age, and work eligibility. Below is a list of original documents you will need to take with you to the Social Security Administration:

  • Completed application for a social security card
  • Valid passport
  • Valid F-1 visa
  • I-94 Document
  • Current I-20
  • Letter from the Office of International Student Services

For international students on OPT you will need to provide your Employment Authorization Document (EAD card) or a letter from the USCIS saying that you are eligible for a SSN.

Where to Apply

You must go in-person to the Social Security Administration located at:

121 S. 12th Ave.

Durant, OK 74701

Hours:

Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED