You might not use your Social Security card every day, but you do need to use it occasionally. If you lost your card, you’ll need to request a replacement form for a Social Security card from the Social Security Administration (SSA). You can apply online by choosing the replacement tab for your lost security card. Requesting a replacement card is not eligible for all 50 states.
The service is also not available if your valid driver’s license or passport was issued by U.S. territory. This includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Islands, Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands.
How long does it take to get a replacement card?
If you can get to your local SSA office just before opening, you can get in and out in about 15 minutes. If you can only go later in the day, the wait time could vary.
After the SSA processes your application, they’ll give you a letter indicating that a card has been requested. You can show this to anyone who requests a Social Security replacement card. Your new card will arrive within two weeks.
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