A Social Security Number (SSN) is a permanent nine-digit identification number/card issued by the United States government. Social Security Numbers are ONLY available to F-1 students who have an offer of employment on campus or specific work authorization granted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Students must check in at the International Student Office (ISO) before applying for a social security number (SSN).
The ISO staff must activate your SEVIS record at least 48 hours before you go to the Social Security Administration (SSA) office. SSA will not accept an SSN application if you have not first checked in with ISO. Applicants should be in the United States for more than ten days before going to the SSA office to apply. This allows arrival data from the port-of-entry to be entered in the primary system. Students who try to apply earlier are rejected and their paper applications are put into a manual process that can take several weeks to complete.
Social Security Application
Applicants must have proper documentation:
4750 Canyon Dr.
Amarillo, TX 79109
Local Number 1-888-221-1113
National Too Free 1-800-772-1213
From Canyon - Take I-27 towards Amarillo. Exit I-27 at 45th, turn left and go under the bridge and back towards Canyon on I-27 again. The office is on the access road on your right side.
Hours of operation
Monday & Tuesday * 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Wednesday * 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon
Thursday & Friday * 9:00 am to 3:00 pm