If you do not have a Social Security Number (SSN), you will have to apply for one since U.S. federal law requires all individuals employed in the U.S. to have a SSN. SSN’s are used to identify employees and tax salaries, and are only issued for the purpose of employment. A SSN is not required to begin employment, but must be obtained immediately after being hired. Additional information about SSN’s for internationals is available at: http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10096.html.
Step 1: Complete the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification process at the Student Employment Office in Steele Hall.
Step 2: Complete Social Security waiting period (if applicable). Before you can apply for a SSN, you must have entered the U.S. more than 10 days ago.
Step 3: Gather the required application materials.
Step 4: Apply for a Social Security Number (4th floor of Federal Building, 100 S. Clinton Street, Syracuse, NY)
Step 5: Submit 2 copies of your SSN Application Receipt to the Slutzker Center with your SU ID number written on top of each copy.
Step 6: After receiving your SS Card, make 2 copies with your SU ID indicated on them and submit one copy to each of the following:
All scholars, student interns, and other researchers who have received income from US sources, must file income tax forms. If you are not employed in the US, the Social Security Office in Syracuse, and in other cities in the US, will deny your application for a Social Security Numbers. Issuance of a SSN requires that you be employed in the US. Although some Fulbrighters and other sponsored researchers have been given a social security card in the past, you will most likely need to apply for an Individual Tax Identification Number or ITIN. All Fulbright, US State Department, Ford Foundation or other US sponsored scholars must have either a Social Security Number or an ITIN for potential tax purposes.
Step 1: Complete ITIN waiting period. Before you can apply for an ITIN, you must have entered the U.S. not less than 10 days ago.
Step 2: Gather the required application materials.
Step 3: Apply for the ITIN - Go to the IRS office on the 11th floor, Federal Building, 100 S. Clinton Street, Syracuse, NY (See Map below).
Step 4: After receiving your ITIN approval letter, make 2 copies with your SU ID and submit 1 copy to the Slutzker Center and submit 1 copy to your US sponsor.
Extensive tax resources and information are available in the Tax Section of the Slutzker Center website: http://international.syr.edu/current-students/taxes.html