How to Apply for a SSN

The Social Security Administration office in New Haven is currently closed to walk-in traffic.

If you:

  • are a new or continuing international student or scholar, and
  • meet the eligibility requirements to apply for a Social Security Number,

you may request an appointment by completing this request form.

These appointments are in-person, so you must:

  • be in New Haven, and
  • have met quarantine requirements.

Please do not sign up for a Social Security appointment unless you qualify.

OISS will make arrangements with the New Haven office and inform them of your appointment. The wait will be 2-3 weeks.

For specific application instructions, select your immigration status below: