To apply for a social security number (SSN), international students must:
Complete the required forms listed below in the "Required Forms" section.
Secure an on-campus job. (See Knightlink
, Wartburg's online job board, for available on-campus position openings.)
Notify the Student Employment Office (SEO) once you have been hired on-campus. Employment will be verified upon the SEO receiving a student hire request form from your on-campus supervisor. After the receipt of the student hire request form, the SEO will provide the International Student Programs Office with a letter of employment verification, a required document for all International student SSN applicants.
Make arrangements with the International Student Programs Office to have transportation to the Social Security Office. You will need to take your letter of employment verification and visa documents (I-20 or DS-2019, I-94, and passport) to the Social Security Office.
Check your on-campus mailbox often in the weeks following your visit to the Social Security Office. Your social security card will be mailed to you.
Immediately upon receiving your social security card in the mail, present it to both the Student Employment Office AND the International Student Programs Office for recordkeeping purposes.