SEVP on Social Security Number and Driver’s License Issues of International Students

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  • The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is aware of current difficulties that some F and M students have when applying for a Social Security number (SSN) or driver’s license. SEVP and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program are working on a solution that they will implement on September 14, 2012.

    Currently, you have two options:

    1. Return to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or Social Security Administration (SSA) office in your state on or after September 14, 2012.

    2. E-mail dmvssa.sevp@ice.dhs.gov, which may take longer than option one. Include the following in your e-mail:

      While SEVP does not process benefits, a representative will contact SSA or your state DMV on your behalf to help with processing.

      You can also contact the SEVP Response Center with further questions at either 703-603-3400 or SEVP@ice.dhs.gov. 

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