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Need a Replacement Social Security Card?

November 23, 2016 • By

Last Updated: March 17, 2021

You can now apply for a replacement Social Security card online using your personal my Social Security account. If you meet all requirements and live in some states or the District of Columbia, you can start using this service today. Go to www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount for more information.

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  1. Alyssa

    Hi how do you get a replacement social security card if you are under 18 years old? Or how can your parent/ guardian get you a new one?

  2. Josephine R.

    I have tried to change my first name on my social security card. I have sent it twice to the Social Security office and I was denied. My first time, after I paid 37.00, I did not send the correct ID’s, the second time, I sent the birth certificate, marriage license and also my passport. I still was denied. I would like to know why???

    • Vonda

      Hi Josephine, thank you for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page on how to change your name. All submitted documents must be either originals or certified copies by the issuing agency. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents.

      For additional information on how Social Security can help with your Social Security number, please visit our Social Security and Coronavirus web page.

  3. Shanna

    I need to get a replacement card for my 15 year old son to be able to get his drivers permit. I can’t do it online.

  4. Shanna

    I need to get a replacement SS card for my 15 year old to be able to get his drivers permit. How can I do so?

  5. Amy X.

    I just finished my neutralization, and I lost my old ssn card. How do I report to my local office in California when they are closed? How do I get a replacement?

    • Vonda

      Thank you for your question, Amy, and for reading our blog. Congratulations on becoming a U.S. citizen. You cannot update citizenship status with Social Security online. You will need to update your Social Security record by showing us your Certificate of Naturalization and completing an application for a corrected Social Security card. All submitted documents must be either originals or certified copies by the issuing agency. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents. Please visit our Social Security and Coronavirus web page. If you believe you qualify for an in-office appointment, call your local office. You’ll find the contact information using our online Social Security Office Locator.

  6. Mark T.

    I have submitted my application for a Replacement social security card almost 3 weeks ago. I can not GET a job without it. Can you please tell me how much longer.

    • Vonda

      Hi Mark, thanks for using our blog. You should call your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

  7. Amairani S.

    Im 17 years old & I’m trying to replace my social security card in California. How do i go from it?
    It wont let me create an account.

    • Vonda

      Hi Amairani, thank you for your question. First, realize you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your Social Security number is what is important. Check out our Social Security and Coronavirus web page for details on getting help with your Social Security number. We hope this helps!

      • Michele M.

        For drivers licence and job applications, you do need to show it. So how does a minor request a replacement if a parent has lost it?

  8. Ivi G.

    Can I make an appointment online for my local office? This would be so much more convenient even when the pandemic is over.

    • Vonda

      Hi Ivi, thanks for using our blog. We currently do not have an online appointment scheduler. If you do not want to apply for benefits online or conduct your business online, or you need to speak to us for any other reason, you can schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment by:
      •Calling us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; or
      •Contacting your local Social Security office. Thanks!

  9. Jelani P.

    I wont let me order a replacement online cant verify my address what’s the mailing address to send my physical application ???

    • Vonda

      Hi Jalani, thanks for using our blog. To find your local Social Security office mailing address, use our Social Security Office Locator. We hope this helps!

  10. Helen P.

    My grandson and I mailed his original driver’s license at the post office over 5 weeks ago. We a working with a deadline to receive the replacement card, but to date have not received the card or his driver’s license returned. What can we do?

    • Vonda

      Hi Helen, thanks for using our blog. Please call your local Social Security office. Look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

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