Social Security Number
J-1 exchange visitors who will be paid by UF are eligible to apply for a Social Security Number. Exchange Visitors must complete their check-in with EVS and wait at least 10 days after entering the U.S. before visiting the local SSA office. After completing the check-in process with EVS, exchange visitors must wait until the next business day to visit the Social Security Office.
Note: Short-term exchange visitors who will earn income from UF and will reside in the U.S. for at least 15 days but not more than 24 days should not wait 10 days. After check-in with EVS, short-term scholars must submit an application to the Social Security Office immediately after arriving in the U.S. Short Term exchange visitors who will earn income from UF and will reside in the U.S. for fewer than 15 days are not permitted to apply for a social security number. An alternate procedure to report income earned in the U.S. will be undertaken by UF under these circumstances. EVS will provide information and instructions regarding this process after exchange visitors arrive in the U.S.