Obtain an application for a Social Security card. The "Application for a Social Security Card (Form SS-5)" is available on the Social Security Administration's website or at your local Social Security office.
Complete the application for a Social Security card. The application requires you to provide your name, birth date, Social Security Number, city of birth, sex, citizenship, ethnicity, mother's name and Social Security Number, father's name and Social Security Number, phone number and mailing address.
Gather the necessary identification documents. Depending on the information that needs to be corrected, you will have to provide evidence supporting the change. The most common documents are a birth certificate, a passport or a driver's license. If you are bringing your birth certificate to prove your identity, be sure to also bring an official form of identification that contains your picture, such as your driver's license. The documents must be originals.
Take the completed application and identification documents to your local Social Security office. You can also mail the documents and application, and you will receive the original copies of your identification documents back when the application has been reviewed.
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