Applying for SSN

Students in F-1 status who are employed must apply for a US Social Security number.
Students in F-1 status who are not employed are not eligible to apply for an SSN.

Anyone in J-1 status can apply for a US Social Security number, even if they are not employed.

J-1 scholars should visit the Office of International Programs to pick up an application packet.

F-1 and J-1 students should click here and complete the form provided. We will send an email to your @maine.edu account when your Social Security Application is ready to be picked up.