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How long does it take to get my baby’s Social Security card?

Each state or jurisdiction has different processing times. If you waited the indicated length of time and still have not received your child’s Social Security card, find your local Social Security office and make an appointment. You also can call us at 1-800-772-1213(TTY 1-800-325-0778) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Keep your child’s Social Security card in a safe place with other important documents. Do not carry it with you.

The chart here shows the time it takes for each state to send the application and paperwork to Social Security. Allow an additional two weeks for Social Security to send the card in the mail.