Social Security for J-1 and J-2 Visa Holders

Regulations do not require J-1 and J-2 holders to present an employer’s letter when applying for a Social Security card.

J-1 students will need a letter from International Student and Scholar Services, or their J-1 sponsor, plus their DS-2019, I-94, and passport.

J-1 scholars who are fully funded by the University of North Texas will need a letter from International Student and Scholar Services, plus their DS-2019, I-94, and passport.

J-2 visa holders will need their EAD card, plus DS-2019, I-94, and passport.