Effective October 1, 2017, AIT no longer provides support services for the Social Security Administration.
If you reside in Taiwan and have questions regarding services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in the Philippines. For more information on their services and how to contact them, please click here to visit their web page.
For comprehensive information on SSA’s services abroad, please visit SSA’s web page Service Around the World.
If you are already receiving SSA benefits payments, there will be no change in the method of distribution of those payments.
For latest information please check travel.state.gov – Federal Benefits and Obligations Abroad.
Frequently Asked Questions
Social Security Number (SSN) for Passport Application and Renewal
To apply for or renew your U.S. passport, you must confirm the status of your Social Security Number (SSN) with the Social Security Administration (SSA) before submitting your passport application. Contact SSA in Manila for assistance if one of the below applies to you:
- You have a SSN but do not remember the number; or
- You are uncertain whether you have a SSN
How do I contact the Social Security Administration office in Manila?
Tel: +63-2-5301-2000 extension 9, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00am to 11:00am
Social Security Administration
U.S. Embassy – Manila
1201 Roxas Boulevard, Ermita
Manila, Philippines 0930
What information do I need to include in my email to SSA Manila?
Please include the personal information of the passport applicant.
- First Name:
- Middle Name: (if applicable)
- Last name:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Mother’s Full Name:
- Father’s Full Name:
- U.S. Passport Application submitted to: AIT Taipei or AIT Kaohsiung
I have never applied for an SSN and I'm over 12 years old. How do I apply for an SSN?
Please use the checklist (PDF 286KB) to prepare your application package for a Social Security Number (SSN). Once your application package is complete, please schedule an appointment online for “Notarial Services” to submit your application in person at AIT.
I have never applied for an SSN and I’m under 12 years old. How do I apply for an SSN?
When will I receive my Social Security Card?
Please contact SSA Manila for the status of your SSN application.
What should I do if I don’t want to send original documents to Manila through the mail?
Bring these original documents to AIT, along with photocopies you make yourself, and we will certify that the photocopies are true copies of the originals. You can then send these true copies to Manila.
NB: You must make a notarial appointment.