An SS-5 Form is an application for a Social Security card. Typically, you would use this form to apply for Social Security card when your children are born. Additionally, you would also use the SS-5 form if you need a replacement Social Security card or to change incorrect information on your current Social Security card.
Requirements for an SS-5
If you are applying for a first time Social Security card, you must be physically present with a document that proves your date of birth and U.S. citizenship. Parents must physically bring in their infant children and provide their own identification card to further prove their relationship to the child, such as a current driver’s license, passport, or government-issued ID card for those who do not drive.
If you have immigrated to the U.S., you must also provide “evidence of U.S. Citizenship” and “evidence of Immigration Status” (For example Form I-551, I-94, or I-766 or any unexpired document issued by the Department of Homeland Security that proves your immigration status).
If you are replacing your current card due to errors on that card, you must provide a birth certificate or document proving your identity that supports the requested change (i.e. a marriage license that shows your marriage date for changing your name on your card).
You may only receive a new Social Security card three times per calendar year, and only ten in a lifetime, so your accuracy is important and should not be taken lightly. Take good care of your Social Security card once you have it.
Your Social Security card enables you to be taxed and to benefit from government programs. It allows you to apply for bank accounts, home and car loans.
Instead of standing in line at the Social Security office or leaving work early to get there during normal office hours, apply for an SS-5 online at IRS-EIN-Tax-ID.com. We make it easy to fill out the form at any hour of the day or night.
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