Acceptable documentation includes a driver's license, state-issued identity card or passport.
If you do not have one of the documents above or cannot get a replacement within 10 working days, the Social Security Administration may accept other documents that show your legal name and biographical information, such as a U. military identity card, Certificate of Naturalization, employee identity card, certified copy of medical record (clinic, doctor or hospital), health insurance card, Medicaid card or school identity card or record.
We will mail your card as soon as we have verified your documents.
You should receive your card within 10 business days from the date on your receipt.
For example, a hospital record of his birth, a religious record established before age 5 showing his age or date of birth, a passport or a final adoption decree (the adoption decree must show that the birth information was taken from the original birth certificate) are acceptable substitutions.
Place an original document of your identity (or the parent submitting the application) proving your name, identifying information and a recent photo.
It is relatively easy to correct or change the name on your child's Social Security card.
Your replacement card will have the same number as your previous card.
We are with you from day one, when your parents named you and when you named your children — beginning a lifetime of security.
You must have a Social Security number to open a bank account, buy savings bonds, obtain medical coverage and apply for certain government services.
Parents can usually apply for a Social Security number for their child when filling out a birth certificate.