Eligibility for a Social Security number and card varies, depending on your situation. If you need a Social Security number but are not eligible for one (based on the eligibility requirements listed below), you may apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) through the U-M Payroll Office. The U-M Payroll Office is located in the Wolverine Tower building (S. State and Eisenhower Streets). The ITIN is issued officially by the U.S. government (not the U-M Payroll Office) and may take several weeks or even months to receive.
|Visa Type||Eligibility Requirements|
|F-1 students||Eligible only if you have evidence of authorization for the following situations:
|F-2 dependents||Not eligible to receive a Social Security number.|
|J-1 students and scholars||Automatically eligible to apply for a Social Security number.|
|J-2 dependents||Eligible to apply for a Social Security number only if you are a J-2 dependent who has applied for work authorization and received your Employment Authorization Document (E.A.D.).|
|H-1B employees||Automatically eligible to apply for a Social Security number.|
|H-4 dependents||Not eligible to receive a Social Security number.|