SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS
Your social security number is a nine-digit number for identity-tracking purposes. DO NOT share your social security number with anyone!
Check with your employer or your job description for detailed instructions on applying for your social security card. Some employers may make arrangements for you, others prefer that you travel to Portage independently which means you will need to arrange transportation with a local taxi company. Some employers will assist you in filling out your application ahead of time.
Students must wait 10 days after arriving to the U.S. and completing their check-in with their sponsor before applying for their social security number to ensure expedient processing.