Hiring non-resident aliens
Northern Arizona University verifies employment and payments for non-resident alien employees and scholarship recipients, based on the immigration laws of the United States.
This information in no way should be construed to be the rendering of legal or immigration advice. Each reader of this publication is responsible for determining the extent to which the information presented in this publication is appropriate to his or her situation. You should consult with qualified immigration counsel in assessing your legal obligations.
New hire process
Social Security number Accordion Closed
If the new employee does not have a Social Security number, they must apply for one at the Social Security Administration.
To obtain a Social Security card, the new employee should reference specific information about how to request an SSN based on their immigration status. This information can be found at: https://nau.edu/isss/. If they have questions, they can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Once they have all documents, and are ready to submit their application for an SSN, the new employee will go in-person to:
Social Security Office
2715 W. Woodlands Blvd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Employment eligibility verification Accordion Closed
Prior to beginning any new position at NAU, Human Resources must verify employment eligibility. The new employee needs to visit the NAU Human Resources office with the following documentation:
- visa stamp
- I-94 form
- Social Security card or Social Security receipt
- I-20 or DS-2019 (if applicable)
- EAD – Employment Authorization Document I-766 (if applicable)
- I-797 approval notice (if applicable)
Center for International Education
PO Box 5598
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5598
United States Immigration and Naturalization Service
2035 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States Social Security Administration
1257 Woodlands Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001