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In order to obtain a copy of your birth certificate you must write to the office of vital statistics in your birth state.
Social Security Card
You can replace your card or your child’s card for free if it is lost or stolen. However, you are limited to three replacement cards in a year and 10 during your lifetime. Legal name changes and other exceptions do not count toward these limits. For example, changes in noncitizen status that require card updates may not count toward these limits. Also, you may not be affected by these limits if you can prove you need the card to prevent a significant hardship.
To get a replacement card, you will need to:
- Complete an Application For A Social Security Card (Form SS-5);
- Present a recently issued document to show your identity;
- Show evidence of your U.S. citizenship if our records do not already contain that information.
Your replacement card will have the same name and number as your previous card.
More information from the Social Security Administration
If you have changed your name due to a marriage, you will need to bring documentation to prove this. You can contact the office of vital statistics in the state of your marriage to obtain these records.
Record of Divorce
If you have changed your name due to a divorce, you will need to bring documentation to prove this. You can contact the office of vital statistics in the state of your divorce to obtain these records.
Certificate of Naturalization
Visit the US Customs and Immigration Service for instructions and fees.
A full list of vital statistic offices is kept by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.