All newly arriving research scholars are required to check in at the OIS within ten days of arrival to the U.S. Call your departmental administrator who will schedule an appointment with the OIS. At the appointment bring with you: Your passport, I-94 card, DS-2019 Form, and the passport and forms of your dependents (if applicable).
If you will be placed on EINSTEIN payroll and you do not already have a Social Security number, you will need to apply for one after 10 days of your arrival to the U.S. If you live or receive mail in the Bronx, Brooklyn, or Queens, NY you must now apply in-person to a Social Security Card Center for an original Social Security card.
The Social Security Administration has opened a specialized center in the Bronx to process applications for initial and replacement Social Security Number (SSN) cards.
The Bronx Social Security Card Center
820 Concourse Village West, Second Floor
(between 158th and 159th Streets)
Bronx, NY 10451
If you have questions about this procedure, please visit Social Security website.
Please do not visit the Social Security Card Center until checking in with the OIS.