Social Security Number

STEP 1: Collect all required documents

— Letter from OISS- Access letter request on Sunapsis
— Official job offer letter (students must be employed to be eligible for a Social Security Number)
— I-94 (print from
— Passport
— Most recent I-20 or DS-2019
— Complete the Social Security card application online. After you finish filling out the SSN application online, you’ll get an email with a confirmation number starting with “O”. Take this number and the documents listed above to a Social Security office to complete the process.

STEP 2: Go to Social Security Administration office

Social Security Administration Offices closest to the Kingston campus


30 Quaker Lane, 1st Floor
Warwick, RI 02886


One Empire Plaza, 6th Floor
Providence, RI 02903

STEP 3: Receive your card and report your number

You will receive your Social Security Card in the mail about 2 weeks after you apply. When you receive your card, report your Social Security Number to your employer and, if you are being paid by URI, e-mail to set up an appointment to complete tax paperwork.

Protect yourself from identity theft. Keep your Social Security Card at home in a safe place and only provide your number when necessary.