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UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars

Students require a Social Security Number (SSN) Support Letter from DCISS to apply for an SSN at the Social Security Administration Office. The SSN allows students to receive compensation and apply for a drivers license. To request an SSN Support Letter from DCISS, please fill out and submit the following online form:

SSN Support Letter Request Form

SSN Instructions

Click here to locate your nearest Social Security Administration (SSA) Office. J-1 visa holders must wait at least 10 days after their visa check-in to apply at the SSA.