Applying for a Social Security Card
A Social Security number (SSN) is used primarily for tax record-keeping purposes and other government benefits for permanent residents. Employers use the SSN to maintain payroll records and as a form of identification for the I-9 Employment Eligibility Form. Most employers require a Social Security number from their employees. As a result, scholars and F1 and J1 student visa holders are required to apply for a Social Security card as soon as they are employed in the United States. You need to provide proof of submitting your Social Security card application to the Human Resources or Student Employment Office by providing the notice of receipt sent by the Social Security Office after you submit your application during your one-on-one interview.