Social Security Number | MCISA | Webster University

Social Security Number

Social Security numbers are used to report your wages to the government and generally assigned to people who are authorized to work in the United States. Only F-1 and J-1 students who have been offered on-campus employment or authorized for off-campus employment in the U.S. are eligible to apply for Social Security Numbers.

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Visit to learn about the application process.

SSN Application Instructions


This location is closed until further notice. 

You can the SSA automated telephone services to get recorded information and conduct some business 24 hours a day. If you cannot handle your business through our automated services, you can speak to a Social Security representative between 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. Monday through Friday. Generally, you'll have a shorter wait time if you call during the week after Tuesday. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call our toll-free TTY number, 1-800-325-0778, between 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

The location of the nearest Social Security Administration Office to campus is:

Social Security Administration Office
8800 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63119

Monday 9 AM - 4PM
Tuesday 9 AM - 4PM
Wednesday 9AM - 12PM
Thursday 9 AM - 4PM
Friday 9 AM - 4PM

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* We strongly recommend visiting this location, as they are most familiar with Webster University international students.  

Another nearby location is 5669 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63112.

Do You Need Transportation to the Social Security Administration office? 

The MCISA offers periodic trips on request. Please use our online sign up form to request transportation from the MCISA Graduate Assistant.

If you have any questions about when the next trip will be, please contact the MCISA Graduate Assistant at 314-246-6920.

Do You Need Transportaton to SSA Office?