Thomas Jefferson University

Social Security

In order to apply for your Social Security Number, you must first check-in with OIA, at which time your immigration record will be validated in the Department of Homeland Security SEVIS system.

After your immigration record has been validated, go to the Social Security Office to apply for your social security number (SSN) with the following documents:

J-1 Exchange Visitor

F-1 Student with Job Offer

J-2 with Work Permission

H-1B Employee


Philadelphia Social Security Office
1500 John F Kennedy Blvd
Suite 2000B
Philadelphia, PA

Walking Directions:
Start on LOCUST ST toward 11th
Turn Right onto S BROAD ST
Turn Left onto S Penn Square
Continue on 15th Street
Turn Left onto John F Kennedy Blvd

9:00 am - 3:30 pm
(except federal holidays)

Phone: 1-800-772-1213