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Social Security Numbers

Social Security is the U.S. government's social insurance plan. It is intended to benefit retired people and certain people who are injured, disabled, or left without adequate means of financial support. It is financed by means of withholdings from employers' pay and employer's contributions. Virtually all Americans have a "Social Security number" which designates their account with the Social Security Administration. The Social Security number is also used when filing taxes and performing other critical functions.

  • Step I - Completing the I-9 Process
  • Step II - Documentation Needed for a Social Security Number
  • Step III - Applying for a Social Security Number and Getting Paid
  • Questions?

Step I - Completing the I-9 Process

Students who receive a job offer must complete the new “I-9 verification process”.
Part 1 of this process is done on-line and part 2 is done in person at the Student Employment Office. The Student Employment Office is responsible for verifying your identity and eligibility to work through a form called the I-9.  Please read about the I-9 verification process on the Student Employment Office website.  (link http://www.rit.edu/emcs/seo/)

Once you have completed both parts of the I-9 process, you will be issued a Student Employment Office Eligibility Card and can return to your supervisor for the “Hire Form”.

Step II - Documentation Needed for a Social Security Number

  • The on-campus department hiring you will give you a Hire Form. Bring the form to International Student Services (ISS).
  • An international student advisor will complete the bottom section of the Hire Form and return the form to you.

Step III - Applying for a Social Security Number and Getting Paid

  • Bring the Hire Form, your Passport, and I-20 or IAP-66 to the Social Security Office to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN).
    Directions to Social Security Administration Office
  • The Student Employment Office will process new hire paperwork to make sure that you receive payment for the work you do in your on-campus job.
  • Your paychecks will be sent to ISS for pickup until you receive your Social Security number.
  • A Social Security card with your Social Security number on it will be sent to ISS about 2 weeks after you apply and you will be informed by email to come to the office to pick it up.
  • When you have your Social Security number you will inform the Registrar's Office of your number.

Under this process, international students who have a Student Employment Office Eligibility Card may now be immediately hired and paid, but they must follow the critical steps above to remain on the Payroll without interruption.

Questions?

Employment

Joanne Stuewe

(585) 475-6164

jmsseo@rit.edu

International

Jeff Cox

(585) 475-6943

jwccst@rit.edu

Payroll

Christa Abugasea

(585) 475-2418

ceapay@rit.edu

 

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