NOTE: The Trenton Social Security Administration is currently closed to the general public due to COVID-19, so you must have an appointment to apply for an SSN. Please call the Social Security office nearest you to schedule an appointment. The office nearest to Princeton is in Trenton. Their phone number is 866-964-0026. Those applying for a SSN denial letter should review the application process below in section 5.
STUDENTS ONLY: As outlined in section 4 below, you will require an on-campus employment letter with original signatures from both the on-campus employer/department you are working for and our office. Please see the instructions in section 4 to submit a request to our office for the Davis IC signature. Processing time is five (5) business days from receipt of a complete submission. NOTE: Your on-campus employer/department MUST sign the letter first before you submit this request to the Davis IC. Incomplete submissions will result in delay in processing.
Additionally, note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has issued guidance permitting schools to issue electronic I-20s that you can print and use for travel. However, if you need to apply for a social security number, the original form is required. You will be able to request a physical I-20 with original signatures when requesting your employment verification letter signature from the Davis IC. Please see section 4 below.