How does a person traveling to the US on a student Visa obtain a Social Security Number?
Go to your school’s admissions office and inquire about international students getting the SSN. It is possible to get one, regardless of the first incorrect answer.
You have to be employed to get the SSN, because you’ll have to pay taxes. Originally, the SSN was assigned solely for that (though it has been too widely used for identification purposes). The SSN is a tax payer ID. If you have on-campus student employment, this might qualify for you to get one. It might be temporrary, I’m not sure.
Contact the US State Department or the IRS if your school doesn’t have the answers.
A STUDENT w/ STUDENT VISA ***CAN***GET A SSN… SINCE YOU KEEP GETTING WRONG ANSWERS, I’VE POSTED IT DOWN HERE:
A social security number is required to work in the United States. In order for an F-1 student to receive a social security number, the student must
Be in F-1 status
Register full-time for classes
Obtain a written employment offer (new regulation as of 10/12/04)
Request a letter from International Student Services to apply for a Social Security card Once the letter is prepared, the student should go in person to the local Social Security office to apply for a Social Security card. Remember to bring your I-20, passport, visa, I-94 card and letters. The Social Security Office will send your Social Security card via mail in about 2-4 weeks.
Dang it!!!!!!! I wish people research before they answer questions!
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