Social Security Shuttle 

Social Security Shuttle

The International Center is coordinating a FREE trip to the Social Security Administration office!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

If you will be employed at UCI beginning Fall Quarter and need to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) for employment, this is an opportunity for you to travel to the Mission Viejo Social Security Office. You will be accompanied by your peers and International Center Advisors. Please plan to meet at the UCI Flagpoles, by the UCI shuttle drop-off/pick-up area. Located next to building #111 on the UCI campus map.


To participate in this trip, you are required to complete the reservation form and read the directions on the sign-up sheet to attend.


DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 12:00pm

Social Security Application form
The Social Security form SS-5 is required in order to apply for a Social Security number. You can complete the form online and print it ahead of time. This is the link (Leave the portions blank that you are not sure how to complete).

What are we going to do?
International students/scholars in F-1 and J-1 status who have a job offer on campus must obtain a Social Security number (SSN). You will be able to apply for your SSN.

Students in F-1 or J-1 status who will be receiving a fellowship and not working on campus are not eligible for a Social Security number at this time and will need to apply for an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number). Please learn about the ITIN application process.

What do I need to bring to the Social Security Administation Office?

You must bring ORIGINAL and PHOTOCOPIES of the following documents:

  • Social Security Application Form (SS-5:
  • Passport
  • F-1 or J-1 Visa Stamp
  • I-20 or DS-2019 Visa Document
  • I-94 Document
  • Social Security Verification Form (signed by your hiring department)

What if I cannot participate in the trip anymore? How do I cancel my reservation?
If you are unable to participate in the trip and would like to cancel your reservation, please send an email to, with the Subject Line, “Cancellation – Social Security Shuttle.” It is highly important to notify our office that you are canceling your reservation because it ensures that another student will be able to take your seat.

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