Table of Contents:
- How to Get a Replacement Social Security Card in Missouri
- How to Replace a Social Security Card in Georgia
- How to Replace Your Social Security Card in Texas
Fill out Form SS-5. This is a Social Security Administration form for people either applying for a Social Security card for the first time or seeking a replacement card. You can download and print a copy of the form from the link listed under Resources below.
Gather original documents that prove identity. To request a replacement card, you must provide one document that proves your identity. The document must be current and include name and biographical information (your date of birth or age, or the names of your parents) and or physical information (a photograph, or physical description, such as height, eye and hair color). Options include:
Driver’s license issued in the United States, or State-issued non-driver identification card, or U.S. passport.
If none of those three are not available, Social Security may also accept: Employee ID card School ID card Health insurance card (not a Medicare card) U.S. military ID card
If you were born outside the United States, gather original documents that prove U.S. citizenship. Options include:
U.S. birth certificate U.S. consular report of birth U.S. passport Certificate of Naturalization Certificate of Citizenship
If you are not a U.S. citizen, gather original documents that prove current, lawful, work-authorized status. Options include:
Form I-551 (includes machine-readable immigrant visa with your unexpired foreign passport) I-94 form with your unexpired foreign passport Work permit card from the Department of Homeland Security (I-766 or I688B)
Take or mail the form and documents to your local Social Security office. According to the instructions for Form SS-5: "We can only accept original documents or documents certified by the custodian of the original record. Notarized copies or photocopies which have not been certified by the custodian of the record are not acceptable."
To find your local Social Security office in Missouri, go to the Social Security Office Locator site, listed under Resources below.
Go to the social security website. Select the "Apply for a replacement social security card" option. Download Form SS-5. You can also obtain the form from your local social security office. Fill out the form completely.
Obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate. If you were not born in the United States, obtain proof of citizenship. Call 1-800-772-1213 to locate a social security office in your area and information about alternative documents you may use if you do not have the documents listed above.
Take or mail the completed application and document(s), which will be returned to you, to your local social security office. If you choose to mail them, include your mailing address for return of the documents.
Download a copy of the Application for A Social Security Card (Form SS-5). The website where the application is found is ssa.gov/dallas/state_tx.html. You may also pick up a copy of the form at your local Social Security office. A list of Social Security offices in Texas can be found on the Internet at ssa.gov/dallas/state_tx.html.
Fill out the form and gather the documentation you will need to replace the card (see What You'll Need, above) These documents will prove your identity, U.S. citizenship and current work authorization status if you are not a U.S. citizen. Make copies of all documentation if you plan on requesting your replacement card by mail.
Mail your completed application to the address given along with the original documents included, not the copies. They will be returned to you. You may go to the Social Security Office or return it to the local office
Wait two weeks for your replacement card to arrive. If it does not, call the toll free number to check its status. 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
File a report with the local police or the police department if you think the original card was stolen. It might be used for identity theft, and the thief may be able to get credit in your name. Keep a copy of the police report as proof of the crime. Notify the Federal Trade Commission that your card has been stolen (1-877-ID-THEFT or 1-877-438-4338); File a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center at ic3.gov; contact the fraud units of the three major credit reporting bureaus: Equifax (800-525-6285);Trans Union: (800-680-7289); and Experian: (888-397-3742).