To apply for your social security number you need to schedule an appointment with an advisor
in International Programs & Initiatives. Before you make your appointment, you need
to have a written employment offer letter in hand. You will receive a letter that
you must take to the Social Security office along with the completed social security
application, your passport, I-94 and I-20. A social security application will be
provided to you during your meeting.
Social Security Office Federal Building 101 12th Ave Fairbanks, AK 99701
To obtain your social security card application before your appointment with
us, see this PDF.
On Form SS-5, the section 3 box "Legal Alien Allowed to Work" should be marked.
After your application is accepted by the Social Security Office, ask for a letter of receipt and a copy
of the accepted application form. Bring the letter of receipt and the application
copy to your hiring department so that your payroll record can be activated.