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Directions for Applying for SSN


  • Take bus 17 from SIUE to Edwardsville Station.
  • Take bus 7 from Edwardsville Station to Wood River
  • Take bus 1 from Wood River to Belle Street (Social Security office). Tell the driver you want to be dropped off close to the Social Security Office.
  • To return use the same route (bus 1, bus 7, bus 17)

To view bus schedule visit: www.mct.org

Social Security Office:

  • Address: Room 103 Federal Bldg., 501 Belle St., Alton, IL 62002
  • Phone: 1-(855)-285-6006
  • Fax: 1-(618)-463-6591
  • Hours: Mon-Tue 9am-3pm / Wed 9am-12pm / Thur-Fri 9am-3pm 
  • Directions: Located in downtown Alton in the Federal Building at 5th and Belle Streets, five blocks north of the Alton Belle Casino boat on US 67 (Piasa Street)

Documents Needed - Check list :

Remember - Check list :

  • Get a receipt from the Social Security Office
  • Present receipt to your employer
  • You will be eligible to work at that point for 30 days before your SS card comes in.
  • On your application, enter the International Student Services office's address.* We will notify you by e-mail when we receive the card.

*ISS Office Address:

International Student Services

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Box 1616

Edwardsville, IL 62026-1616

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