How can I apply for a social security card?

To apply for a social security card, a foreign national must either be a permanent resident (green card holder) or have permission from USCIS to work in the US.  Students in F-1 or J-1 status may also be eligible to apply for a social security card. To apply for a social security card, the applicant most show documents that establish identity and documents that establish permission to work.  For more information on how to apply for a social security card, click on social security card application.