Welcome to NotYourSocialSecurity, where you will find the whole process to get a new Social Security Card in New York.
If you have lost your social security card in New York, it is important that you get it replaced in a timely fashion. Having a social security card is required for:
Do not carry your card with you. Keep it in a safe place with your other important papers.
The first step in applying for a replacement or new social security card in New York is the required SS-5 Application form. This can be completed online in a process where you provide basic information such as: names, date of birth, address etc.
Determine the documents you need to apply for your new Social Security Card. The specific documents needed will depend on a variety of factors such as:
For example, a U.S. Born Citizen adult who wants to replace his Social Security Card wont have the same required documents that a Non-Citizen child who needs an original one.
Note : All documents submitted must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency. Photocopies or notarized copies of documents won’t be accepted.
Once you have completed an SS-5 and gathered your required documents you’ll need to provide them to your local Social Security Administration Office. This can be done in 2 forms: In Person or by Mail. Regardless of the method of submitting your information it will take 10-14 days to receive a new or replacement social security card in New York.
*Note: For non US Citizens the timeframe for receiving a card can be longer.
For a simplified application process for all 3 of the above steps click here
Note: If you are doing this application on behalf another person, you will have to prove your links and responsibilities to this person.