Social Security Number Processing Times

Processing Time for Social Security Letter from ISS: one business day. We will not contact you to pick up the letter. Processing Time for completed SSN application: around 10 business days, but may be more for international students with common family/given names. Social Security Administration Office Address & Hours (accordion) 6011 Odana Road, Madison, WI…

How do I apply for a Social Security Number (SSN)?

A Social Security number is only required if you work in the U.S. (even if you work on-campus) and can be obtained with proof of legal employment. See the following to learn how to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN).

F-1 OPT STEM Extension

The OPT STEM Extension is a twice-per-lifetime 24-month extension for eligible STEM majors who are currently in an authorized period of post-completion OPT. The STEM degree (bachelor’s or higher) may have been earned at UW-Madison or may be based on a previously earned degree from an accredited U.S. college/university. Proof of degree conferral and proof…

RESOURCES FOR FILING TAXES

Resources for Students with F-1 and J-1 visas Filing U.S. Federal and/or State Income Tax Returns All F-1 and J-1 visa holders and F-2 and J-2 dependents, which were present in the US during 2016, are responsible for filing taxes. Taxes are filed annually in the spring for the previous tax year. Even F-1 and…

OPT ALUMNI PROFILES

Name: Nambirajan Rangarajan Home Country: India Degree: Ph.D., Chemistry Employer: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Position: Post Doctoral Research Associate

EMPLOYING AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

Information for students and exchange visitors (F-1 & J-1 visa categories) pursuing employment in the United States  What Employers Should Know About Hiring International Students Many employers are concerned about liability issues related to the employment of international students in the United States due to changes in federal laws governing non‐citizens. This page addresses concerns…