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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER

How to Get a SSN for Off-Campus Employment

When you receive an offer of employment, bring the following documents to a Social Security Card Center:

  • Job offer letter from your employer
  • Your valid passport
  • I-20 
  • I-94
  • Proof of your employment authorization to work off campus (whether CPT or OPT):
    • CPT: Bring your I-20 with CPT authorization on it. You can not apply for a Social Security card more than 30 days before your CPT authorization begins.
    • OPT or economic hardship employment: Bring your EAD card.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER
 Tel: (619) 594-1982  |  Fax: 619-594-1973  |  Email: isc.reception@sdsu.edu