The social security letter request is for students who have secured a job according to Hamline procedures. Students then request this letter that will be needed when applying for a social security number at the Social Security Administration office. You will also need the social security form from our office signed by a designated official of the Global Engagement Center office. Please call (651) 523-2245 if you have additional questions. Typical processing time for these letters is 2-3 business days.