Social Security Cards
A Social Security Card is required in order to begin employment. It is not available without proof of valid visa staus, proof of legal work authorization, and proof of an employment offer.
When you apply for a Social Security Card you must present the following items:
- Your passport
- Your I-94 card
- Your I-20
- Completed Application for Social Security Card
- A letter from International Services confirming your eligibility to apply for a Social Security Card
- Employment confirmation Letter. If you do not have a job or job offer, you cannot apply for a Social Security Number
If you have found a job on campus and do not have a Social Security Card, follow these instructions:
- Visit the International Student & Scholar Services office and inform them that you have been offered an on-campus job and that you do not have a Social Security Card
- International Student & Scholar Services will give you an Employment Confirmation Form that you will give to your on-campus supervisor to complete
- International Student & Scholar Services will also give you a letter confirming your eligibility to apply for a Social Security Card
- Once you have the two letters, take the letters, along with the other documents mentioned above and visit the Social Security Office in Montclair, New Jersey.
Note: We strongly recommend that you only use the Social Security Office in Montclair for your application. Do not apply at any other office.
Montclair Social Security Office:
396 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Directions by Bus:
Take NJ Transit Bus #28, which leaves from school campus every 20 minutes to Newark. Get off at the Social Security stop which is before the Lackawanna stop (Pathmark Supermarket)
Directions by Car:
From the campus, take Valley road southbound towards downtown Montclair. Make a left on Bloomfield Avenue. Travel about 2 blocks down Bloomfield Avenue, and you will see Social Security Office on your right hand side.