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Extended Education and International Programs

International Programs

Social Security Number

All types of employment require you to possess a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN).

Download detailed information about Social Security Number eligibility and the application process from the Social Security Administration.

How to obtain a Social Security Number (SSN)

Step 1

Receive a job offer letter from your potential employer. The letter must include the following information:

  • Your supervisor's name and contact information
  • Department/company you will be working for
  • Your title and type of work you will be doing
  • Specific location your work will take place (if not directly on campus)
  • The dates of your proposed employment
  • Rate of pay (if applicable)

Step 2

with a DSO/ARO in the International Programs office and bring the offer letter to request a letter of support.

*J-1 students please bring your On Campus Employment Application with you, if applying for a job at CSUMB.

Step 3

Make an appointment with the Social Security Administration office in Salinas by calling 1-877-600-2857. Take the following documents to the Social Security Administration Office in Salinas, or your local Social Security Office:

  • Your job offer letter
  • Letter of Support from the DSO/ARO at the International Programs Office
  • Your current I-20/DS-2019
  • Your passport with visa stamp
  • Your I-94 admission record
  • Completed SSN application form