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Applying for a Social Security Number

To apply for a Social Security number and card, you need to complete Form SS-5 which is available for download, or you can obtain Form SS-5 by calling 1-800-772-1213 or visiting your local Social Security office. These services are free. The Social Security website has detailed information about obtaining a Social Security number.

F-1 students must present the following in order to apply for a Social Security Card:

  • Completed Application Form SS-5 & instructions
  • Form I-94
  • Two documents that establish applicant’s age and identity (passport and one additional document such as driver’s license or Oregon ID)
  • Valid PCC I-20
  • Proof of employment authorization (Social Security Verification Letter Form) completed by the student, PCC employer, and OISS International Student Advisor

NOTE: Social Security offices are not currently open, due to COVID 19. Check for changes on the Social Security website: https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/ 

If you are hired for a job at PCC, please speak with your International Student Advisor 

Local Social Security Offices

  • 1538 SW Yamhill Street (Corner of 16th and Yamhill) 1-800-772-1213
  • 11975 SW 2nd Street (Corner of SW 2nd and Lombard) 1-800-772-1213

Other locations, maps and office hours are listed at http://www.ssa.gov/locator/

Social Security Information Handout