How to get a Social Security Number…

Print from your Cultural Care Au Pair account the following:

Social Security Letter

Letter of Good Standing

Bring your DS2019 form

Your Passport

Fill out application at the SS office.

Go to any social security office and apply. The closest one is 135 Beaver St. in Waltham (closer for Newton). There is also one in Norwood (closer for Needham). They are open M-F 9-5pm. Again, bring all your identification documents.  There are SS offices located in Boston (Tip O’Neil Bldg.)

You NEED to WAIT at least 2 weeks after arrival until you are in the system to get a SS #. You are tracked by SEVIS, student exchange visitor information system. You will need to fill out an application form once you are at the office so bring a pen or fill out the form before you go. You may download one online.

After the process is complete your card should arrive within 3 weeks. The card that  you will receive is a non working social security card. The stamp should say” not valid without homeland security authorization”

Monday, 11 April 2011 11:13 AM

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