The question of the day. Can you apply for social security card online?
The Social Security department has all sorts of forms online, and you can file for a ton of different services online. But one of the few things you can not do is apply for social security card.
There are many good reasons for this. One reason is that they require proof of your age. There are several different ways you can prove what your age is, but none of them would be acceptable sending them through the internet. Proof of age can be verified by a US. hospital record stating the time of your birth, a religious document that states the day of your birth if it was made before you turned five (this is usually a baptism certificate), a passport, or final adoption decree showing that the date of birth was taken from the original birth certificate.
Anyone of these documents would work but they have to be the original document so you can’t just send a copy by fax or submit them online through https://www.assistedonlinefilings.com/replacement-social-security-card.php.
The next legal paper you need which has to be an original document is something stating your legal name. You have to provide evidence of your identity. They must be US. documents that show your legal name, date of birth, age, or parents names and/or a photograph or physical description – height, weight, hair color, eye color etc. Proof of identity that is accepted is a US. driver’s license, a US. issued non-driver identity card or U.S. passport.
If you don’t have any of these documents a US. military identity card, Certificate of Naturalization, employee identity card, or copy of medical records (clinic, doctor or hospital) or school identity card will be accepted. Next, you must prove you are a US. citizen. You can not get a US. social security card unless you are a US. citizen. So, proving you are a citizen cannot be done over the internet because you have to have original papers once again. Everything you need to prove who you are and when you were born must be original documents. So, proving you are a US. citizen, once again your birth certificate or passport comes in handy. You may also use Certificate of Citizenship, Consular Report of Birth, or Certificate of Naturalization.
If you are an immigrant and are applying for a card, be ready to supply more forms. You will need an unexpired current document given to you by the Department of Homeland Security stating your status. This will be form l-551, l-94, or l-766. International or exchange students may need these additional forms, l-20, 08-2019, or a letter authorizing employment from your school and employer. Form F-1 or J-1. You will get the card but only for non-work reasons and if you do work it will be reported to the DHS.
Now, there is a form that you can download online from www.ssa.gov. You can print it out and then once you fill it out take all your documents to the Social Securityoffice where they will make copies and then give you your originals back to you.
So, your answer is NO, you definitely can not do this online.