Social Security Office

1570 W Battlefield Rd #100.

Springfield, MO 65807

Tel: 1-877-850-7824

Fax: (833) 902-2506




Monday          9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday         9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursday        9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday             9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday        Closed

Sunday          Closed

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NOTE: Social Security offices are open by individual appointment only; call ahead to schedule. Appointments take approximately 15 minutes per person, and students must bring the SSI form already completed/filled in. Masks are still required even after the city's mask mandate has expired.

The nearest Social Security office is 40 miles north of Branson in Springfield, Missouri. Often, your employer will assist in organizing social security office appointments and transportation.  If you are an employer wishing to schedule an appointment for a group of students, please contact us



You will need to take the following documentation with you when you apply for your Social Security card:

  • DS-Form

  • I-94

  • Passport and J-1 Visa

  • Sponsor letter

  • Social Security Application - Form SS5 (complete this form before arriving to the SS Office.)

Need a Ride?





Finding a way up to the Social Security Administration Office can be a difficult task for a person that does not have transportation. Fortunately The Branson Loop does Trips up to the Springfield Social Security Office every Wednesday.


The Loop leaves from Hall of Fame every Wednesday at 8:30 am and 9:30 am. If you do not live at this hotel The Loop can have a shuttle pick you up at your place of stay and take you to the bus for no additional charge. The charge per person to go to the office, have our driver wait for you and bring you back to your place of stay in Branson is $20.

Visit for more information and call (417) 320-6035 to schedule your ride within 48 hours of your pick-up time.


Social Security FAQs

Do I have to apply for a Social Security card?

Yes.  All participants must apply for a Social Security Number in order to work, open a bank account, or file a tax return. (*participants are eligible to begin work with their receipt of application from the Social Security office)

If I already have a social security number, do I need to apply for another one?

No.  If you already have a Social Security Number, you do not need to apply for a new one.  If you do not have your physical Social Security card, or if you do not remember your number, you may visit the Social Security Administration office to replace your card for free.

When should I apply?

It is recommended by the Social Security office that you wait approximately 10 days after your arrival to the US and after notifying your sponsor of your arrival before applying for a Social Security Number.

When will I receive my social security card in the mail?

It may take 4-6 weeks to receive your Social Security card in the mail. It is very important that the address listed on your application is accurate.

How do I start work while waiting for my social security number?

After applying for a Social Security Number, the Social Security office will issue a receipt.  This is an importatnt document which you can give to your employer to show that you have applied for a Social Security Number and are eligible to begin work. This receipt can also be shown if you are asked for a Social Security Number when you open a bank account.  

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