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.