How to Order a New Social Security Card
If you need to know how to order a new Social Security Card, this article can help.
Whether you are recently married and need to order a card with your new last name on it, or you lost your card or it was damaged, don’t worry. It is relatively easy to obtain a new card.
Your nine-digit Social Security number should be protected at all costs. It was designed to identify you to the Social Security Administration only, and nobody else. It has become commonplace for banks, the Department of Motor Vehicles, employers and others to identify you using this number. This can be precarious as identity thieves seek these numbers in order to commit crimes.
Social Security numbers used to be printed on each check in people’s checkbooks, and they were even used as drivers license numbers for a period of time. Luckily, this practice has stopped because it was just too risky to expose that number to anyone who didn’t have a “need to know”.
If you feel uncomfortable giving out your number to anyone other than the Social Security Administration, then don’t do it. Often you can just name the last four digits and that will suffice in most cases.
Want to know how to order a new Social Security Card? you will need to show at least two identifying documents to prove your age, identity as well as United States citizenship or your current immigration status.
If yours was lost or stolen and what you need is a replacement, you must be able to prove your identity as well as the United States citizenship.
To make the request online, you can use your my Social Security account at the ssa.gov website. This only applies if you are not always requesting the name change or any other change and if you have a valid driver’s license or an identification card issued from one of the following states:
Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Washington or a valid driver’s license from the District of Columbia, Idaho, North Dakota or Wisconsin. You also must be a U.S. citizen with an age of 18 years or can be older with A U.S. mailing address.
If you don’t qualify to be able to request a new or replacement of the Social Security card online over the internet, you can alternately do the same by accomplishing the following steps.
Visit Application Filing Service and make the proper selections as far as who the card is for (adult or child) and whether it is an original, replacement or correction to a card. You can then select whether the card is to be issued to the United States born citizen, a foreign-born United States citizen or for a noncitizen. Under each subheading, you will see what types of documents you will need to submit in order to receive a card.
Any and all current, valid documents submitted that verify your identity must either be originals or certified copies from the agency that issued them. Photocopies cannot be accepted. Neither can notarized copies of documents.