Taxes and Legal Matters

When it comes to legal matters, always seek sound counsel and understand clearly how
it could affect immigration. The International Services Office serves in an advisory
capacity to all non-resident aliens at Southeastern in matters concerning taxes, immigration,
social security number eligibility, and more. However, we strongly recommend that
all individuals seek professional legal counsel when necessary.



All individuals in the United States who earn income are required to pay taxes. Find
out more information on non-resident alien taxes here or by contacting the International
Services Office at [email protected]. Learn More>>


Social Security Numbers

A Social Security Number (SSN) is a nine digit employee tax identification number
issued by the U.S. Social Security Administration to U.S. citizens, permanent residents
and non-immigrants who qualify on the basis of lawful status and legal employment.
Find out how to apply and who qualifies. More>>


Rights and Responsibilities

It is important to become familiar with your legal rights and responsibilities in
the U.S. since norms can vary between cultures. All persons in the United States,
including foreign nationals, have certain basic rights that must be respected by authorities.
Learn more>>