Social Security Number
Ordering a new Social Security card
To obtain a new or replacement Social Security card, visit this website. You'll find information about necessary documentation and an online application (Form SS-5). Please note that all documents submitted to the Social Security Administration must be originals or copies certified by the issuing authority. Social Security cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents.
When can someone legally require a Social Security number?
Please refer to the Social Security frequently asked questions website. The use of the Social Security number as a general identifier has grown to the point where it is the most commonly used identifier for all types of record-keeping systems in the United States.
If you have other questions about your Social Security Number, I recommend the Social Security Administration's excellent website, which provides information including Frequently Asked Questions concerning your Social Security Number.
If you need assistance with a matter regarding your Social Security Number, please complete the form below.