It is recommended for new au pairs to wait until at least 10 days after arriving to the US before applying for the social security number to ensure that you are in the system.
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5400 West 11th St
For office hours & closures: https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp
What Documents to Bring
- Passports + visa
- I-94 (print a copy here)
- Social Security letter from Cultural Care (can be found in your online account)
- Social Security Number Application https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ss-5.pdf
After applying for the card, it usually arrives in the mail within 2 weeks.