Atlas services, in one place

The Atlas Service Center (located on the first floor of E17, 40 Ames Street entrance) complements many of the resources available through Atlas online. MIT faculty, staff, students, and affiliates can receive guidance and complete some in-person activities by appointment during the pandemic.

Please note that due to the pandemic, walk-in service is not available and most services are being provided remotely.

  • Remote operations (email and phone) are available Monday–Friday, 8 am–6 pm.
  • Limited in-person services are offered by appointment, Monday–Friday, 8 am–4 pm.

In-person appointments for select services must be scheduled ahead of time. Be sure to bring your MIT ID and your Duo device — such as your mobile phone — and any other required documentation as specified. For scheduled appointments, please call 617-253-3000 for building access to E17 when you arrive.

Contact us at or 617-253-3000, Monday through Friday, 8 am–6 pm, with questions about Atlas Service Center services.


Services available by appointment:

I-9 and E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification

In accordance with U.S. immigration law, all faculty, staff, and student workers paid by MIT are required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States. See more on required documentation. Learn about the process and how to schedule an appointment.

Tax Treaty Guidance

Marsha Dailey, Tax Treaty/Senior Payroll Coordinator, is available by Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am to 4:30 pm, to help students, faculty, researchers, and staff address tax treaty questions, determine U.S. tax status, and complete required forms. Schedule an appointment for tax treaty guidance.

Notary Services

Complimentary remote notary services are offered by appointment only from 10 am to 3 pm. The notary will be in touch with a Zoom link and detailed instructions once the appointment is scheduled. Schedule a notary appointment.


Fingerprinting for criminal background checks is available to MIT community members. Email to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

U.S. Passport Photos

There is a $10 fee (payable by TechCASH or credit card) for a 2x2 passport photo. Schedule a passport photo appointment.

Other services:

Contact Atlas Service Center staff at or 617-253-3000, Monday through Friday, 8 am–6 pm with any questions about the below services.

MIT ID Cards

Obtain your first MIT ID card, additional cards upon expiration, and replace lost or stolen cards. Learn more and get started with ID cards.

Background Checks

Sometimes required as part of the hiring process or to obtain a security clearance. Email for general questions and for questions about background check policies for programs working with minors.

Commuting Benefits

MIT offers a variety of programs to help reduce commuting costs and support sustainable transportation alternatives. Visit the Atlas Commuting Benefits page for information on parking accounts, public transportation subsidies, bicycling reimbursements, and more. Parking & Transportation staff are available via email and phone as posted on Commuter Connections.


The most convenient way to purchase goods and services across campus. Learn more about TechCASH.

Additional Resources

Center staff can provide information about other Institute services, such as benefits (HR), community wellness (MIT Medical), MIT recreation (DAPER), activities (MITAC), and meal plans (DSL).

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