How do you get a Social Security card application?


Quick Answer

Applicants can find and print out a Social Security card application on the Social Security Administration website. After filling out the application and compiling necessary documentation, they must mail it or take it in person to a Social Security office.

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How do you get a Social Security card application?
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To access and print out a Social Security card application, go to the main page of the SSA website, click Numbers and Cards in the toolbar at the top of the page, click New or Replacement Social Security Number Card, and click Fill Out & Print an Application under How to Get a New, Replacement or Corrected Card. To locate a nearby Social Security office, on the main page scroll down to Items of Interest, click on Contact Us, click on Find an Office, fill in your zip code, and click Locate.

Applicants age 12 and over must appear in person for an interview at a Social Security office and prove that they don't yet have a Social Security card with documents such as records of overseas residency, school records or tax records. To prove U.S. citizenship, applicants must provide a U.S. birth certificate, U.S. hospital record of birth, religious record showing date of birth or U.S. passport. Citizens born abroad can show a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, Certificate of Citizenship or Certificate of Naturalization. Citizens must also have proof of identity such as a U.S. drivers license, or state ID card. Non-citizen applicants must have documents proving their immigrant status, right to work, age and identities.

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