They always seem to be most needed or misplaced when you’re asked to show proof of identity for a new job, sometimes necessary for a bank account or if you need to access and collect your social security benefits.
Thankfully in Michigan it’s not a complicated process to get a replacement social security card. We’ll cover all the steps you need to take to get that replacement card as fast as possible.
For starters, you’ll need to provide at least one document that proves you have a valid social security number. Here are the steps you’ll need to take to obtain a copy of your social security card with the help of assistedonlinefilings.com/replacement-social-security-card.php.
You need to fill out a SS-5 application form, you can download it online or get it at the local social security office.
You then need to prove your identity. The best identification you have is your passport. If you don’t have a passport than your driver’s license or state issued ID card will work just fine.
If you don’t have any of these documents you can use an employee identification card, military ID card, Medicaid card or a school ID card.
You may be asked for additional proof that you are a US. citizen and you can use your birth certificate or green card naturalization papers.
Non US. Citizens
Again, you’ll have to fill out the SS-5 application form.
You’ll need to show your proof of identity. The social security office will need to see your foreign passport and I or immigration papers.
You’ll also need forms I-94, I-551 with your work permit card and unexpired foreign passport. You can get these forms from the the local DHS (Department of Homeland Security) office in Michigan.
You must prove that you’re here legally in the United States. You can show the departure and arrival record that you used when you entered as well as the I-554 and I-94 forms from the DHS.
You must also show that you are eligible to work in Michigan and the US. legally. You can prove this with your I-94 and work permits.
If you are a student, you’ll need to show papers proving your legal student status.
These are the documents and forms you’ll need for both citizens and non citizens. After you have all of your required documents, it’s a relatively simple process to get your social security card replaced in Michigan. Here are the three steps you’ll need to follow:
Fill out the SS-5 application. This is the first step in applying for a replacement social security card.
Gather all of the documents you’ll need to prove your identity. Use the list above and your resident status to determine what documents you’ll need to bring with you to the social security office.
Complete you application. You have two options here, you can either go to the social security office in person or mail the in application and documents. In any case plan on waiting for 10-14 days to receive your new replacement social security card.