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Social Security - J1

Only students with employment are eligible for a Social Security Number.

Bring the following to 216 Bradley Hall:

Documents to present to Social Security officer:

NOTE: After receiving your SSN, show it to the person in your department who is responsible for entering your payroll information.

Social Security Office Information

Address:           Suite 110, 2241 Buena Vista Rd., Lexington, Kentucky 40505
Hours:              9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Monday through Friday (closed on federal holidays)
Phone:              294-5633  or  1-800-772-1213
Note:                You must wait at least 10 days from your entry to the U.S. before applying for a SSN.

CITY BUS:       
Go to the LEXTRAN Transit Center on 220 Vine Street in downtown Lexington. Take Bus Route #10. Ask the driver to let you off at the Social Security Office. It is an approximate 10 to 15 minute bus ride from the Transit Center to the Social Security Office on Executive Drive. The Social Security Office is on the same side of the street as the bus stop.

For the return trip, go to the bus stop across the street from the Social Security Office. There is a blue sign with a white bus to help mark the bus pick-up location.

Visit for more information regarding route times and cost.