Can You Search for Social Security Numbers by Name?

Can You Search for Social Security Numbers by Name?

Can You Search for Social Security Numbers by Name?

Social Security numbers can't be searched for by name. If a Social Security card has been lost or stolen, the person, or parent or guardian of a minor, must apply for a new card in person.

To obtain a replacement Social Security card, proof of citizenship and identity must be provided to the Social Security Administration. The SSA accepts either a U.S. birth certificate or passport for proof of citizenship. Documents accepted for proof of identity include a current state driver's license, a state ID card or a U.S. passport.

A U.S. passport can also be used as proof of citizenship and identity for a child. If the child does not have a passport, the SSA will accept a birth certificate to establish citizenship and a card with the child's picture, date of birth and parent's names for identity.