How Do You Get a New One if You Lost Your Social Security Card?

How Do You Get a New One if You Lost Your Social Security Card?
Keep your Social Security card in a safe place.

Complete the application form for a Social Security card. This is Form SS-5 and can be found online or at your local office of Social Security. Provide your name, previously assigned Social Security number, citizenship and family information and your current address on the completed form.

Provide original, or certified by the issuing agency, documents that will prove your identity. These can include a U.S. driver's license, a U.S. passport or a state-issued non-driver identification card. These documents must be current and, if possible, include a photograph.

Show proof of citizenship or immigration status if you are not a U.S. citizen. You must provide a U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, U.S. consular report of birth, Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship.

Present the signed application and required documents at your local Social Security office to acquire you new card. Your application and documents can also be mailed to any Social Security office. The required documents will be returned to you with your new card.