Learn what documents you will need to get a Social Security Card

. For more information, see Social Security Numbers For ChildrenTrải nghiệm sòng bạc trực tuyến (Publication No. 05-10023).

What original documents do I need?

Citizenship

We can accept only certain documents as proof of U.S. citizenship. These include a U.S. passport, Certificate of Naturalization (N-550/N-570) or Certificate of Citizenship (N-560/N-561). Foreign-born adopted children residing permanently in the United States may automatically acquire U.S. citizenship when they meet certain requirements. We may accept the following as evidence of U.S. citizenship:


Age

You must present your child's foreign birth certificate if you have it or can get it within 10 days. If not, we will consider other documents such as your child's passport or a document issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as evidence of your child's age.

Trải nghiệm sòng bạc trực tuyếnAnyone age 12 or older requesting an original Social Security number must appear in person for an interview. We will ask for evidence to show that your child does not have a Social Security number. Here are examples of documents you can use to prove a Social Security number was never assigned:


Identity

Your child: We can accept only certain documents as proof of your child's identity. An acceptable document must show your child's name, identifying information (i.e., age, date of birth, or parents' names) and preferably a recent photograph. We generally can accept a non-photo identity document if it has enough information to identify the child (such as the child's name and age, date of birth or parents' names). We prefer to see the child's U.S. passport. If that document is not available, we may accept the child's:

You: We also must see proof of your identity. An acceptable document must be current (not expired) and show your name, identifying information (date of birth or age) and preferably a recent photograph. For example, as proof of identity Social Security must see your:

If you do not have one of these specific documents or you cannot get a replacement for one of them within 10 days, we will ask to see other documents. Any documents submitted, including the following, must be current (not expired) and show your name, identifying information (date of birth or age) and preferably a recent photograph:

Note

We may use one document for two purposes. For example, we may use your U.S. passport as proof of both citizenship and identity. However, you must provide at least two separate documents.

Trải nghiệm sòng bạc trực tuyến showing a birth, marriage or divorce that took place in the U.S.

AdoptionTrải nghiệm sòng bạc trực tuyến

In some cases, we can assign your adopted child a number before the adoption is complete, but you may want to wait. Then, you can apply for the number using your child's new name. If you want to claim your child for tax purposes while the adoption is still pending, contact the Internal Revenue Service for Form W-7A, . For more information, see Social Security Numbers For Children (Publication No. 05-10023).

What original documents do I need?

CitizenshipTrải nghiệm sòng bạc trực tuyến

We can accept only certain documents as proof of U.S. citizenship. These include a U.S. birth certificate or U.S. passport.


Age

If your child has or can obtain a U.S.-State-Issued birth certificate that recorded his or her birth before age 5, you must submit it. If not, we can consider other documents, such as your child's passport, to prove his or her age.

Trải nghiệm sòng bạc trực tuyếnAnyone age 12 or older requesting an original Social Security number must appear in person for an interview. We will ask for evidence to show that your child does not have a Social Security number. Here are examples of documents you can use to prove a Social Security number was never assigned:


Identity

Your child:Trải nghiệm sòng bạc trực tuyến While you can use a birth certificate to prove age or citizenship, you cannot use it as proof of identity. Social Security needs evidence that shows the child continues to exist beyond the date of birth.

We can accept only certain documents as proof of your child's identity. An acceptable document must show your child's name, identifying information (i.e., age, date of birth, or parents' names) and preferably a recent photograph. We generally can accept a non-photo identity document if it has enough information to identify the child (such as the child's name and age, date of birth or parents' names). We prefer to see the child's U.S. passport. If that document is not available, we may accept the child's:

You: We also must see proof of your identity. An acceptable document must be current (not expired) and show your name, identifying information (date of birth or age) and preferably a recent photograph. For example, as proof of identity Social Security must see your:

Trải nghiệm sòng bạc trực tuyếnIf you do not have one of these specific documents or you cannot get a replacement for one of them within 10 days, we will ask to see other documents. Any documents submitted, including the following, must be current (not expired) and show your name, identifying information (date of birth or age) and preferably a recent photograph:

NoteTrải nghiệm sòng bạc trực tuyến

We may use one document for two purposes. For example, we may use your U.S. passport as proof of both citizenship and identity. However, you must provide at least two separate documents.