Student Social Security Number Process/Temporary Social Security Number

International Students – Social Security Number and On-Campus Employment
 
A Social Security Number (SSN) is a nine-digit tax identification number issued by the Social Security Administration (SSA). International students, scholars, and employees are required to obtain a Social Security Number if they have been authorized to work in the US.
If you have questions on how to obtain a US Social Security Number, or have other questions, please consult the I-Center website: https://icenter.tufts.edu/practical-matters/social-security/
 
Providing the Social Security Number to TSS

  • If you are working or have a job offer on campus, and do not have a Social Security Number yet, please apply for a Social Security Number as soon as possible.
  • When you are completing the new hire steps, please select “APPLIED FOR” when asked to provide your Social Security Number.
  • Submit your Social Security Number to TSS at TSS@tufts.edu as soon as you receive it.  Please note that a Social Security Number is required to properly record and report your federal income.

If you have any questions, please contact TSS at TSS@tufts.edu  or call 617-627-7000.
 

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