Fill out and print an application
Application for a Social Security Card, Form SS-5 (for people in the United States)
Application for a Social Security Card, Form SS-5-FS (for people outside the United States)
Learn what documents you need
You must present certain documents when you apply for a Social Security card. To get a list of documents, go to Documents You Need For A Social Security Card.
Where to Take or Mail the Application and Documents
Take (or mail) your completed application and necessary documents to your local Social Security office. If you live or receive mail in Bronx, N.Y.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Manhattan, N.Y.; Queens, N.Y.; Orlando, Fla. (Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties); Sacramento County, Calif.; Phoenix, Ariz. (Maricopa County and Apache Junction Area); Las Vegas, Nev.; Philadelphia, Pa.; or Greater Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, Minn., you must apply in person or by mail to a Social Security Card Center.