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Documents You Need for a Social Security Card

If you are unable to see the selection boxes below, use the text alternative.

Choose an answer in each box below, and we’ll tell you what you need.

Once you find out what you need, you can get an application.

Social Security Card

Ask for an Original if you never had a Social Security number
Ask for a Replacement if your original card was lost or stolen
Ask for Corrected card if you have a card and need a name change, a name correction, or need to change a restrictive legend on your card.


Note: When you press Submit, you will see a separate window that tells you what you need. Be sure to close it after you are finished.

  If you have any questions about the documents you need for a Social Security Number, contact the Social Security office nearest you.

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Last reviewed or modified Wednesday Jan 23, 2008
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