Can You Apply for a Social Security Card Online?

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The application needed to apply for a new or replacement Social Security card is available online, but users cannot submit the application online. The application must be mailed or taken to a Social Security office.

If the person requesting a new Social Security card is an adult who is a U.S. citizen, a document showing his date of birth is required with the application, as stated by the Social Security Administration. If the card is for a child who is a U.S. citizen, his birth certificate and either a school record or immunization record showing the current date and his birth date is required with the application.