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 ApplicationĀ and Documents

Take (or mail) your completed application and necessary documents to your local Social Security office or Card Center.