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The Social Security Administration lists here important original documents to proof eligibility.
We can accept only certain documents as proof of U.S. citizenship. These include a U.S. birth certificate or a U.S. passport.
You must present your birth certificate. If one exists, you must submit it. If a birth certificate does not exist, we may be able to accept your:
We can accept only certain documents as proof of identity. An acceptable document must be current (not expired) and show your name, identifying information (date of birth or age) and preferably a recent photograph. For example, as proof of identity Social Security must see your:
If you do not have one of these specific documents or you cannot get a replacement for one of them within 10 days, we will ask to see other documents, including:
Let me know if that works for you?
So far - that is the standard to proof identity for most social security cases.