Getting a Social Security Card in Memphis

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If you need a Social Security card because you're getting one for the first time, or you have lost the one you had and need a replacement, or you need to change your name or other pertinent information, there are several options available to you.

By far, the easiest way to obtain a new or updated Social Security card is to print out a Social Security card application from the Administration's website.

You can then mail it in along with documentation proving your identity (a list of accepted documentation will print out along with the application). The one drawback to this method is that original documents must be used to prove your identity -- photocopies are not accepted. While these documents will be returned to you, it may be difficult to wait weeks to get your passport, driver's license, or other important documentation back.

If you would rather apply for your card in person or need assistance with other Social Security matters, there are several Social Security Administration offices in the Memphis area:

  • 3606 Austin Peay Highway
    Memphis, TN 38128
  • 1330 Monroe Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38104
  • 1891 South 3rd Street
    Memphis, TN 38109
  • 202 Shoppingway Boulevard
    West Memphis, AR 72301
    (870) 735-7772
  • 8760 Mid South Road
    Olive Branch, MS 38654