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  • OPT Requested: Steps To Apply for an SSN
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  • STEP 1:  Receive I-20 with OPT endorsement on it

  • STEP 2: When e-filing your I-765 (request for OPT) form, check the box indicating your wish to apply for the SSN and complete all required information

  • STEP 3: You will receive SSN card and number around the same time you receive your EAD

  • STEP 4: Present your number to your employer
    • It is your responsibility to give the number to your employer as soon as you receive it in order to avoid any delays.

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