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You can use your personal my Social Security account to request a replacement Social Security number (SSN) 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.
  • Have a driver’s license or a state-issued identification card from one of the participating states or the District of Columbia.

You should then:

  • Log in to your personal my Social Security account.
  • Select "Replace your Social Security Card".
  • Answer the screening questions to confirm eligibility.
  • Enter personal information such as name, SSN, date of birth, address, and state driver’s license or ID information.

If you are a U.S. citizen, but have not gotten a replacement SSN card or name change recently, you may not be eligible to use the online replacement card application in my Social Security. Non-citizens are not eligible to use the online replacement card application.

If you cannot apply for a card online, you will need to provide the required documents. We need to see different documents depending on citizenship and the type of card you are requesting. You should fill out and print an Application for a Social Security Card and contact your local Social Security office.

There is no charge for a Social Security card. This service is free.

Please read our Coronavirus (COVID-19) information page to learn about changes to Social Security number card requests during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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