A Social Security Number (SSN) can be issued to I-20 international students in certain situations. Specifically, I-20 students must be attending school full-time and have been hired or will be hired to work on-campus.
The documents required to be presented to the SSN office in person are:
A current form may be obtained here https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ss-5.pdf.
The Social Security Administration requires individuals to visit the SSN office assigned to their area. If you live in Manhattan, your office is at:
123 Williams Street
New York City, NY 10038
Should you live outside of Manhattan, please use this to locate your local field office https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp.
During the pandemic, the SSA will not accept walk-ins. You must call to schedule an appointment.