The rules about employment for international students are controlled by the Department of Homeland Security. Be sure you read this section if you want a job.
International students may get a social security card if they are going to work on-campus. This social security card does not permit international students to work off-campus. The social security card is free.
To apply for a social security card you will need to take these documents to the Social Security office:
- an application for a social security card
- a letter from a Designated School Official (DSO)
- your passport, I-94, and I-20 (bring originals and an extra copy of each)
- a letter of employment from Walla Walla Community College
Social Security office contact information:
|Social Security Office
880 NE Rose St
College Place, WA 99324
|Telephone: 866-366-7814 Ext 22801
Hours: M, T, Th, F – 9am-4pm, W 9am-12pm
Closed on Federal and State Holidays
You can also visit www.socialsecurity.gov for additional information
The Social Security office will contact USCIS (immigration) to check your status. It will take about 2-4 weeks for your status to be checked and your card to be mailed to you.
BE SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD MAILING ADDRESS! You may use the International Programs office as your mailing address for your social security card. Be sure to use the complete address below:
c/o International Programs
Walla Walla Community College
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Students must take their social security card to the campus employment office. Students may not start working on-campus until they have received their social security number.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER