Replace Your Social Security Card Online

" "Need to replace your lost or misplaced Social Security card? If you live in a qualifying state, our online application makes getting a replacement card easier than ever. There’s no need to sit in traffic or visit a local office or Card Center.

As long as you’re only requesting a replacement card, and no other changes, you can use our free online service from the comfort of your home or office. All you need to do is create a my Social Security account.

Your identity and personal information matter to us. We protect your information by using strict identity verification and security features. The application process has built-in features to detect fraud and confirm your identity. Once you have a personal account, simply follow the instructions to replace your Social Security card.

In many cases, even if you lost your card, you may not need a replacement. Most of the time, simply knowing your Social Security number is enough. Visit our website to find out whether you can request your replacement Social Security card online or what the requirements are in your area on our website.

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59 thoughts on “Replace Your Social Security Card Online

  1. Yes,need replace every things und hery-up Sir’s Superior please!!!!!
    I’m Christian maan und setizen us und my life is in danger inside Algeria!!????
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  2. Why do you keep sending this out when it is not true, This is what my account says when I look at it. I live in Michigan

    We’re sorry. We cannot process your request.
    You cannot request a replacement card online.
    Please contact your local office if you need a replacement card.

    • Your citizenship needs to be proven to SSA before you are able to request a Social Security Card through the online service.

      Just because someone was born in the U.S. doesn’t mean their citizenship is proven to SSA.

      SSA didn’t start keeping track of citizenship until some times in the 1980’s.

      Let’s say you were born in 1962 and you only had 1 Social Security card your whole life. Even if you were born in the U.S. you will not have a CSP code of “A” on the record, unless you filed for a replacement card in the 1980’s or later, with the local office.

      So go and apply with your local office, they will update your citizenship code to A and THEN the online replacement card will work, because then your citizenship is proven to SSA.

    • Hi Danielle, thank you for using our blog to ask your question. You do not want to laminate or replicate your Social Security card. Lamination prevents detection of many security features. However, you may cover the card with plastic or other removable material if it does not damage the card.

    • To switch to a different medium is a matter for Congress. While Congress can spend above income limits, individual agencies cannot. It would be a huge and expensive undertaking. As it is, it is not an ID card, but something that will verify your current name and SSN.

      Also, the number of times you need you card are few and far apart. Do not carry your card with you normally. It will both prevent wear and not allow you to make it easy for a thief to have your identity handed to them on a silver platter.

  3. Hello. I have applied for a social security number for my son since 2013. I never received the card. I moved to another states and changed my address. I sent the new address via online to the social security office but it seems no change occured. How to get my son social security card? Can I go to SS office in any state and get the status of his card or it must be from the state where I applied in the beginning for him to obtain the card.
    Thanks,
    Zena

  4. I rarely read the comments but did today. Some of them seem rather fishy. They need to be deleted.

  5. I didn’t go on line for a replacement card I am not leaving any information except my name and number Alan Newmark. 954-709-4843.

    • Hi Arletta, thank you for using our blog to ask your question. You do not want to laminate or replicate your Social Security card. Lamination prevents detection of many security features. However, you may cover the card with plastic or other removable material if it does not damage the card.

  6. This information if true is great to read. Thank you for E-mailing me this inform. I hope you continue this service.

  7. You mailed me an e-mail stating you could get me a Social Security card replacement on line. This is what the official Social security site states.
    “We’re sorry. We cannot process your request.
    You cannot request a replacement card online.
    Please contact your local office if you need a replacement card.”

  8. My Names are: Eniola Kayode Akinseye
    Date of Birth:1977
    Nationality: American
    Zip Code: 46254
    Address:Indianapolis.
    I have applied for a Social Security Card but I have not being issued a card or Social Security Number.
    Thank You.

    • Eniola, we apologize for the inconvenience. For security reasons, we do not have access to information about your Social Security card application in this venue. Typically, after we receive the application and verify the documents, you can expect to receive the card in the mail within 10 – 14 business days. Unfortunately, if you have not received the card by then, you need to go back into the office where you filed your application. When you go, take the documents you originally presented as evidence.

  9. We filed to have our sons social security card replaced. According to tracking information, it has been at the facility for 2 weeks and we have not received his documents or card back in the mail yet. We need answers.

    • Heather, we apologize for the inconvenience. For security reasons, we do not have access to information about your son’s Social Security card application in this venue. Typically, after we receive the application and verify the documents, you can expect to receive the card in the mail within 10 – 14 business days. Unfortunately, if you have not received the card by then, you need to go back into the office where you filed your application. When you go, take the documents you originally presented as evidence.

  10. i was born in new York but have lived overseas since 1974. my social security card was obtained when i was about 16 years old, i am now 81 so the card is not exactly in great condition!! is it possible to obtain a new one??? thanks for your consideration.

    • Hi William, 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. However, if you must get a replacement card, and you live overseas, you will not be able to request a replacement card online. We recommend that individuals living outside the United States contact the nearest Federal Benefit Unit or U.S. embassy in the area for any assistance related to Social Security programs and benefits. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad.

    • Hi Sharon. 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. However, if you must get a replacement card, you may be able to apply online. If you do not qualify to apply online, then you can apply by mail or visit your local office with required documentation. All documents must be either originals or certified copies. To learn more on how to get a replacement card and see if you can apply online, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page.

    • Hi, Sharon. First, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing the Social Security number is what is important. To see if you’re eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card please visit our Social Security Number and Card page. Keep in mind all submitted documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency and must (unless otherwise indicated) have been issued within the last two years. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents. Once you’ve submitted all the needed documents, it can take up to 10 business days from the date we received the application to mail a replacement card. We hope this helps.

    • Hi Richard. First, realize you may not need a replacement Social Security card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your Social Security number is what is important. However, if you must get a replacement card, you may be able to apply online. If you do not qualify to apply online, then you can apply by mail or visit your local office with required documentation. All documents must be either originals or certified copies. To learn more on how to get a replacement card and see if you can apply online, please visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page.

      You can also request a replacement Medicare card in your personal my Social Security account. Check out our Frequently Asked Question on “How to Obtain a Replacement Medicare Card” for additional details.

      Just a reminder – Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media.

    • Hi, Richard. First, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing the Social Security number is what is important. To see if you’re eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card please visit our Social Security Number and Card page. Keep in mind all submitted documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency and must (unless otherwise indicated) have been issued within the last two years. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents. Once you’ve submitted all the needed documents, it can take up to 10 business days from the date we received the application to mail a replacement card. Also, if you need a replacement Medicare card or immediate proof that you have Medicare, you can take care of both online by setting up a personal my Social Security account . We hope this helps.

    • Hi Inez, thank you for your question. The online replacement card service is available in Texas. However, first realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing your Social Security number is what is important. However, if you must get a replacement card, go online. If you do not qualify to apply online, then you can apply by mail or visit your local office with required documentation. All documents must be either originals or certified copies. To learn more on how to get a replacement card, visit our “Social Security Number and Card” web page.

    • Hi, Inez. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. Keep in mind, you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing the Social Security number is what is important. To see if you’re eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card please visit our Social Security Number and Card page. Keep in mind all submitted documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency and must (unless otherwise indicated) have been issued within the last two years. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents. Once you’ve submitted all the needed documents, it can take up to 10 business days from the date we received the application to mail a replacement card. We hope this helps.

  11. I need a social security card — which I never received. I need it for transit discounts for seniors. And etc. Please send me my original social security card.

    • Hi, Leslie. For your security, we do not have access to private information in this venue. To see if you’re eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card please visit our Social Security Number and Card page. Keep in mind all submitted documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency and must (unless otherwise indicated) have been issued within the last two years. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents. Once you’ve submitted all the needed documents, it can take up to 10 business days from the date we received the application to mail a replacement card. We hope this helps.

  12. I cannot use your web sight. I have tried to enter the information a number of times and each time was told I could not be found.
    Called and talked to a person at the help Line but could not get help to sign in.

  13. I NEED TO REMOVE MY MARRIED NAME AS I WAS DIVORCED MANY YEARS AGO AND HAVE NEVER REMOVED IT. IT HAS MY MADIEN NAME AND MARRIED. How do i do this?

    • Hi, Julie. Thanks for your question. In order to change your name on your Social Security card, you must show us a document that proves your legal name change. If the document you provide as evidence of a legal name change does not give us enough information to identify you in our records, you must show us an identity document in your old name (as shown in our records), and another identity document with your new name. We prefer a government issued document with your picture, as proof of identity. Any document you submit, must be an original or certified copy, current (not expired) and show your name, and other identifying information (date of birth or age).
      We offer the option to mail your completed application with original or certified documents to your local Social Security office or nearest Card Center in your area. We hope this helps!

  14. My Motor Vehicle License and my Social Security Card ‘s last name is spelled differently. The MVD requires they match. This is probably true for a Passport.
    Do I have to go to the office to have this done rather than on line? What records do I need?

  15. I need a replacement card. When we got our new Medicare cards I accidentally tore up my ss card and threw it away. dumb of me.

    • Hi, JoAnna. Sorry to hear you accidentally tore up the wrong card. First, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing the Social Security number is what is important. To see if you’re eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card please visit our Social Security Number and Card page. Keep in mind all submitted documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency and must (unless otherwise indicated) have been issued within the last two years. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents. Once you’ve submitted all the needed documents, it can take up to 10 business days from the date we received the application to mail a replacement card. We hope this helps.

    • Hello Justin. You may NOT need a replacement Social Security card. In most cases, you will rarely need to show it. Knowing the Social Security number is really the important thing. To see if you’re eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card please visit our Social Security Number and Card page. Keep in mind all submitted documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency and must (unless otherwise indicated) have been issued within the last two years. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents. Once you’ve submitted all the needed documents, it can take up to 10 business days from the date we received the application to mail a replacement card. We hope this helps.

  16. I need to replace my social security card and birth certificate. I just need guidance on doing so, thats easiest and fastest. Thank you.

    • Hi, Alexander. First, realize that you may not need a replacement card. You will rarely need to show it. Knowing the Social Security number is what is important. To see if you’re eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card please visit our Social Security Number and Card page. Keep in mind all submitted documents must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency and must (unless otherwise indicated) have been issued within the last two years. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents. Once you’ve submitted all the needed documents, it can take up to 10 business days from the date we received the application to mail a replacement card. As far as your birth certificate, you can contact the Bureau of Vital Statistics in the state where you were born for assistance. We hope this helps.

  17. We need to get replacement SS cards for our granddaughters ages 16 and 12, both of their cards are lost. How do I go about this. I have a SS account but there doesn’t seem to be a way to apply for their cards on the site

  18. Does the Social Security Card office furnish you with a copy of your Social Security card until you’re actual car arrives

  19. Good morning, I lost my daughter’s social security card. Do I need to go into the branch office to replace it and what documents are required if so.

    • Hi Mark. You can use a my Social Security account to request a replacement Social Security card online if you:
      • Are a U.S. citizen age 18 years or older with a U.S. mailing address;
      • Are not requesting a name change or any other change to your card; and
      • Have a driver’s license or a state-issued identification card from one of the many participating states. If your state does not yet participate in this service, check back soon. More states are added regularly.

      If you cannot apply for a card online, you will need to show the required documents. We need to see different documents depending on your citizenship and the type of card you are requesting. See Learn What Documents You Need to find out what documents you will have to show.

  20. Trying to make a account for us both. Can’t make a account to get a replacement ssi card for my husband. I am his payee

    • Hi Patricia, thanks for using our blog. Our current policy does not allow people to set up my Social Security accounts for others, even if you are their representative payee. If you have specific questions, please call 1-800-772-1213 Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and speak to one of our representatives.

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