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Obtaining a Social Security Number

International Students must be mindful that Off-Campus employment is only permitted with PRIOR authorization from the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and the International Students & Scholars Office through the issuance of a new Form I-20, Form DS-2019, Form I-797, etc.

For the Social Security Process, and applying for a Social Security Letter from the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) review the below guide:

Obtaining a Social Security Card (pdf) 

Nearest Location of a Social Security Office:
Social Security Administration
151 Warren Street, Ste. 300
The Gateway, Building 11
Lowell, MA 01854

Office Hours:

  • Monday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. - Noon
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Telephone (local): 1-877-746-9850

The Social Security Office is across from the ICC. You can take the campus shuttle to the ICC.

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