If you plan to work in the United States, you will need to learn about obtaining a Social Security Number. The government uses Social Security Numbers for tracking payments of income tax, allocating government benefits to you, and for many data collection reasons. A Social Security Number is required if you are working in the US.
To acquire a Social Security Number, you must visit your local Social Security Office in person. The office closest to campus is in downtown Davenport. You do not need to make an appointment.
When visitng the office, you need to bring your passport and visa, I-94 card, I-20 or DS-2019, job offer letter, and application form, called the SS-5.
Social Security Administration
131 West 3rd Street
Davenport, IA 52801
800/772-1213 toll free
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(except federal holidays)