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Social Security Number

A Social Security Number (SSN) is a 9 digit number issued to all U.S. Citizens and other temporary (working) individuals by the U.S. Social Security Administration.  The SSN is a number primarily used for tax and employment purposes in the U.S.  Therefore, if you will be receiving funding from KU or another organization in the United States, you must have an SSN.  Since you must have a SSN to receive U.S. funds, there may be a delay from the date you arrive on campus to the date when your first paycheck can be issued.  When budgeting for your stay in Lawrence, please remember to factor in this necessary delay.   You must apply for the SSN in person at the:

Lawrence Social Security Office

Suite 200, 1st Floor

1440 Wakarusa Drive

Lawrence, KS 66049

Tel. 1-866-698-2561

Operating Hours:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

For more information about the SSN please see the SSA website

To apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) it is recommended that you wait 1-2 days after you check in with International Programs. After submitting your application, you will receive a receipt from the Social Security Administration. Please let your Human Resources coordinator know when you applied for the SSN.

Copies of documents to take:

  1. Passport
  2. Visa
  3. I-94 Record (retrieved from www.cbp.gov/I94»)
  4. DS-2019
Please apply for a Social Security Number as soon possible after arrival. Once you apply, please let your Human Resource Onboarding coordinator know so they can request a temporary number, while you wait for your Social Security Card in the mail.

Copies of documents to take:

  1. Passport
  2. Visa
  3. I-94 Record (retrieved from www.cbp.gov/I94»)
  4. I-797, H-1B Approval Notice
Please apply for a Social Security Number as soon possible after arrival. Once you apply, please let your Human Resource Onboarding coordinator know so they can request a temporary number, while you wait for your Social Security Card in the mail.

Copies of documents to take:

  1. Passport
  2. I-94 Record (retrieved from www.cbp.gov/I94»)
  3. I-797, O-1 Approval Notice
Please apply for a Social Security Number as soon possible after arrival. Once you apply, please let your Human Resource Onboarding coordinator know so they can request a temporary number, while you wait for your Social Security Card in the mail.

Copies of documents to take:

  1. Passport
  2. I-94 Record (retrieved from www.cbp.gov/I94»)
  3. letter of employment

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