Social Security Number

Find information on applying for a Social Security card as a J-1 status scholar.

Scholars must be in the United States 10 working days before applying for a Social Security number. You must bring:
DS-2019 - Passport - Visa - I-94 - Letters from PIC
Completed Application
The application should be filled out in blue ink and must be printed legibly. Receiving a Social Security number cannot be done before arriving in the United States. The entire process may take anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks to complete.


Page last modified January 29, 2013