How to get a Social Security Card in the United States?

    How to get a Social Security Card in the United States?

    Your 9-digit Social Security number is your first and continuing social security link. It allows us to classify your salary or self-employment earnings and report them correctly. We also use it to chart your record until you obtain advantages.

    Why do you need one?

    It is necessary to have a social security number because you need a career, you need Social Security insurance, and you need other public services. With the other valuable documents, you can keep the social security card in a secure position to stop it wasted. Notice that you do not need a substitution in certain situations as you have lost your passport. In most cases, it is necessary enough to remember the social security number. But we make it quick if you need a substitution.

    You May Be Able to Apply for a Replacement Card Online

    You can use a my Social Security account to apply for a replacement Social Security card online if you:

    • Are a U.S. citizen age 18 or older with a U.S. mailing address (this includes APO, FPO, and DPO addresses);
    • Are not requesting a name change or any other change to your card; and
    • Have a driver’s license or state-issued identification card from one of the many participating states or the District of Columbia.

    If your driver’s license or state-issued identification card was issued by one of the states listed below, this service is not yet availableIf your state appears on this list, please check back. We are working to make this service available to additional states.

    • Minnesota
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • Oklahoma
    • West Virginia

    This service is also not yet available if your driver’s license or identification card was issued by a U.S. territory (such as American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands).

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

    If you don’t have my Social Security account, you can create one today. To set up your account, go to:

    Sign In or Create an Account

    Necessary additional document for students and international exchanges

    International students or tourists to foreign exchange (J-1, J-2, F/M-1) can work part-time and require extra paperwork to show their status. The DS-2019 Exchange Visitor Eligibility Certificate is required for J Visas.5

    The new I-20 Certificate of Non-Immigrant Student Status is required for foreign students.

    In order to receive a social security card, original documents are needed. It would be refused photocopies and even notarized copies.

    The material in this article is not legal advice and should not replace such advice. Federal and state legislation also varies, and the material in this article does not constitute the legislation of your own state or the current revisions to the statute.

    How to get a Social Security Card in the United States?

    Rajat Singh
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