Where to get social security number in Miami

Immigrants entering the United States must have an SSN (Social Security Number) to record the earning activities while working in the country as an employee or in a self-employment situation.

The social security is a 9-digit document also used to get approval for credits while buying something in the U.S.

To apply for this document, you must visit the Social Security Administration. If you are in Miami you can visit the office in the following address:

Miami Social Security Office
MIAMI, FL 33126

SSN Administration Building in Miami

Phone Numbers:

Working hours
Monday:        09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Tuesday        09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Wednesday:  09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thursday:      09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Friday:           09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Saturday:       Closed
Sunday:         Closed

What documents are necessary to apply for the Social Security Number?

The documents to get a social security number must be original or certified copies. Make sure the documents are not expired.

For non-citizen Adult Workers

Non-citizen Adults applying for the SSN must have a work permit from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

A foreign worker must present the I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record) or the admission stamp in a valid (not expired) passport to prove that there's a permission to work.

Depending on the case, the foreign workers must present the I-766 (Employment Authorization) document from the DHS.

Depending on the case, the foreign workers must present the I-766 (Employment Authorization) document from the DHS.

Necessary documents

The SSN administration office requires an original valid (non-expired) document to show the Immigration status as follow:

- I-551 form (Lawful Permanent Resident Card, Machine Readable Immigrant Visa) with your unexpired foreign passport;

- I-766 (Employment Authorization Document, EAD, work permit); or

- I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record) or admission stamp in the unexpired foreign passport.

For students

Students with F-1 or M-1 Visa also must present the I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status).

Visitors with the J-1 or J-2 Visa must present the DS-2019 (Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status).

Students holding an F-1 Visa that are eligible to work on campus must have a document or a letter from the school to prove such work eligibility

This document must correctly identify and confirm the status as a student at the school and also describe the type of work that student will be doing.

Other documents to prove the employment is also necessary such as a proof of payment (pay slip) dated and signed by the student supervisor.

Be aware that the document must present accurate information such as:

- Job description;

- Job start date;

- Number of hours the student is working;

- Supervisor name and phone number.

F-1 students with CPT (Curricular Practical Training) authorization must provide the I-20 form filled and signed by the school supervisor.

A work permit (I-766) from the DHS also can be presented for F-1 students

J-1 students must provide an authorization letter signed by the sponsor 

Final considerations

The SSN is an important document you must have to live and work in the U.S. Make sure you visit the Social Security Administration to get yours. 

Make sure you arrive earlier in the office because usually the place is crowded with people seeking their social security number.

SSN Building in Miami


I'm not an immigration lawyer, government employee, neither work for the SSN administration. This blog post is just informational with the intention to help people seeking the correct documentation.

For more information visit the SSN official website at https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber

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