Social Security Card
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How to apply for a Social Security Card
Security card is a document with a unique nine-digit number,
used primarily for tax record-keeping purposes as well as for
certain government benefits for citizens and permanent
residents. It is used by employers to maintain payroll records
and as a form of identification for the form I-9. The Social
Security card in and of itself does not give you permission to
Due to recent
policy changes at the Social Security Administration, only
non-immigrants with valid work authorization are eligible to
apply for a Social Security card. This policy includes the F-1
In order to
apply for a card, you must have the following:
card (the small, white card in the passport, often stapled
opposite the visa stamp)
evidence of work permission from the FSO or the INS
LaGuardia identification card or other form of photo ID
from the FSO advisor.
time is approximately two to three weeks. The card will be
mailed to you at the address you give on the application. If you
want a receipt, you must ask for it when you apply for the card.
Always take the
time to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles to acquire the
latest information on items needed to obtain a Driver's license. Here is a site
that will help you practice for the Georgia Driver's Exam.
Due to the high
cost of renting and utility bills, the International Student
Association recommend staying at one of Savannah State University's
Resident Halls. At the University Village, International Students get first preference to rooms
with a stove and dishwasher.
All international Students can contact
Katina Stewart for information on health insurance.
Credit cards can be obtained from banks, charge-cards companies,
and financial organizations. Some will charge an annual fee,
some will charge interest and some may charge both. The interest
rate charged on your purchases can be high, so be be aware of
your spending. (If you intend to pay the entire balance at the
end of each month, then you will not want a no-fee card. If you
are going to extend payment, then you want a card with low
interest rate). You may have to wait as much as six months from
the time you apply to be issued a credit card
US Passport Photos
This is a new Department of State link outlining photo
U.S. passports and U.S. visas:
Click here to go to the link!