1022 UTA Blvd
Arlington, Texas 76019
Phone: (817) 272-2355
Fax: (817) 272-5005
To be eligible for a Social Security Number (SSN) an F-1 student must show proof of status, proof of employment, and proof of authorization. This number is a unique identifying number assigned to you and will not change. If you already have an SSN, you do not need to request another. You should keep your Social Security Card in a secure location along with your other important documents. If you have been assigned an SSN but have lost the card, you should follow the instructions found at the Social Security Administration website.
While it is often used for other purposes, the SSN is a tax ID. An offer of employment is REQUIRED for students in F-1 status to request a Social Security Number.
F-1 students may only work on-campus, or upon approval for CPT, OPT, or Economic Hardship.