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Getting a Social Security Number

 

A social security card allows you to receive wages from your employer. The Social Security Administration will only issue Social Security Cards to F-1/J-1 students that have a job offer. To apply for and receive a social security card you must bring the following original documents to the Social Security Administration:

  • Certificate of eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019)
  • Valid Passport
  • I-94 Card
  • Completed Social Security Application click here
  • Letter from the Office of International Students & Scholars verifying your current immigration status
  • Proof/promise of employment (letter from employer, CPT authorization or original EAD card)

University of Rhode Island • Office of International Students & Scholars • International Center • 37 Lower College Road; Kingston, Rhode Island, 02881

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International Student Orientation

Graduate Students

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Place: Harge Forum, Multicultural Center

 

Undergraduate, ACE, and Exchange Students


Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Place: Harge Forum, Multicultural Center



**IMPORTANT OPT INFO.**
Reporting responsibilities of F-1 International Students while on (OPT)

SPRING 2014 OPT workshop schedules are announced.

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