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Is your Social Security number (SSN) missing or incorrect? IU and go to SSN/educational tax credit verification. If you’re unable to change your SSN, please submit a scan or photo of your Social Security card through our secure contact form.

To find your local Social Security office, call 1-800-772-1213 or visit

Alien taxpayers who need an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) may be able to secure one from outside the United States. ITINs are not valid identification outside the Federal tax system.

Details can be found on the " Obtaining an ITIN from Abroad" page. Since ITINs are strictly for tax processing, IRS does not apply the same standards as agencies that provide genuine identity certification. Getting an ITIN does not change your immigration status or your right to work in the United States.

The following policy applies to individuals affiliated with The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (University) who wish to change their Social Security Number (SSN) for official University purposes.