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Procedure for Obtaining a Social Security Number Card
 
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American Citizen Services Unit

Personal Appearance Required

If you need to apply in person you must have an appointment for this service. Click on the link below, which will take you to an online calendar where you can choose a date and time slot of your choice.

Make your appointment

Processing Time for a Social Security Card

The processing time for non-U.S. born applicants is approximately 3 months. The card will be mailed directly from the U.S. to the address given in the application.

For U.S. born applicants who have never had a SSN, processing time may be up to six months as the applicant's birth must be verified by Social Security Administration with the custodian of the record in the state where the applicant was born.

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