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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152 thoughts on “Replace Your Social Security Card Online

  1. HOW DO I REPLACE MY 5YR OLD CHILD’S SOCIAL SECURITY CARD? IT Says you must be 18 or older to set up an account with a 5yr olds ssnumber

  2. I received an email from SSA today stating a replacement Social Security card can be applied for online. I went into my personal SS acount twice using the submitted security codes provided and each time the site stated replacement SS cards can not be apllied for on line. Why does site state it can not be done when your email says it can?

    • Hi Robert, 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, you may be able to apply online. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to apply for a replacement Social Security card. If you are unable to apply online and you do not want to mail in your documents, which will be returned, you may need to wait for the offices to reopen. Use our Social Security Office Locator to find your local office address. We hope this helps.

  3. Cannot get replace social security card online is say notify local office. I spent all this time setting up an account to get a replacement card only to find out that its says notify local office.

    • Please remove this article as its false. It leads people to think that the “my social security” portal tax payers are paying for is actually useful. It is not.

    • Hi Brian, 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, you may be able to apply online. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to apply for a replacement Social Security card. If you are unable to apply online and you do not want to mail in your documents, which will be returned, you may need to wait for the offices to reopen. You can also call your local office and see if they will mail you an SSN printout instead of a replacement Social Security card. We are unable to process replacement Social Security card requests by phone at this time. Use our Social Security Office Locator to find your local office address. We hope this helps.

  4. I TRIED TO SET UP AN ACCOUNT TO GET MY SOCIAL SECURITY CARD REPLACED BUT IT SAID MY NUMBER WAS NOT IN THE SYSTEM. I CANT GET MY ID WITHOUT MY SOCIAL SECURITY CARD.

    • Hi Floyd, 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, you may be able to apply online. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to apply for a replacement Social Security card. If you are unable to apply online and you do not want to mail in your documents, which will be returned, you may need to wait for the offices to reopen. You can also call your local office and see if they will mail you an SSN printout instead of a replacement Social Security card. We are unable to process replacement Social Security card requests by phone at this time. Use our Social Security Office Locator to find your local office address. We hope this helps.

  5. If i need to go the Social Security Office if
    my status change from Permanent Resident to
    naturalization
    My question is If i need to report it?

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