Social Security Numbers

In the United States it is a requirement to have a social security number in order to work.  The number is 9 digits long and is issued on a card by the Social Security Administration.

The Social Security Office is located in Wichita at 8533 East 32nd St, N. Wichita.  Transportation to the Social Security Office is offered twice a semester and students will be notified in advance via e-mail of dates. 

The Social Security Administration recently issued a regulation that requires international students to have secured employment BEFORE they can obtain a social security card. 

Students need to have the following documents in hand when they apply for the Social Security number: 

  • Current passport and visa
  • Current I-20
  • Current I-94 (You can find and print off your I-94 number at the followling link:
  • Letter from Director of International Student Services, Rena Rodriguez
  • Social Security Application (can be picked in the Student Life Office)
International Student Information