The steps to replace or get your social security card has become easier. Having proper ID is vital to acquiring housing. Many people feel they are forego this information but may landlord will not process you application with out it. Due to technology acquire your social security card is not way why waste time in delaying replacing it or acquiring it for the first time. Here’s how …

Apply in Person – You can get your Social Security card from a Social Security Administration (SSA) office if you can prove your identity, and prove that you are a United State citizen or show valid immigration documentation.

Are you a non-citizen? Learn more

What to Bring – Before you go to the SSA office make sure you have one of these original, unexpired IDs with your picture.

  • U.S. driver license
  • Non-driver State ID
  • Passport
  • Employee ID card
  • School ID card
  • Health Insurance card (not a medicare card)
  • U.S. Military ID card

To save time download and print a blank application and take it with you completed. If you don’t have a printer, applications are also available at the SSA office.

If you have never had a Social Security Number and are applying for the first time, you must also provide proof of age using your birth certificate or passport.

Where to Go – As of August 2012, if you live or receive mail in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan or Queens you must visit a Social Security Card Center to apply for a new replacement Social Security Card.

Manhattan – new location
123 William Street, 3rd Floor
Monday – Friday, 7:00AM to 4:00PM
 
Brooklyn – new location
154 Pierrepont Street, 6th Floor
N/R to Court Street; 2/3/4/5 to Borough Hall
Monday – Friday, 7:00AM to 4:00PM
 
Bronx
820 Concourse Village West
2nd Floor
Monday – Friday, 7:00AM to 4:00PM
 
Queens
155-10 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor
Monday –  Friday, 7:00AM to 4:00PM 

If you live in Staten Island, you can go to your local Social Security office. Know that office hours vary by location and Social Security cards are free.

Apply by Mail – You can apply for a Social Security card by mail if you can prove your identity and prove that you are a U.S. citizen or show valid immigration documentation. You must send ORIGINAL documents (view list above) to the Social Security Administration with this completed application. All your documents will be returned to you.

Where to Mail – Mail your documents and application to your local Social Security office. Find your location HERE. If you live in Brooklyn or Queens, you must mail them to a Social Security Card Center.

Remember to replace or get your Social Security card is free.

This information was obtained and reprinted from NYC.gov.

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