How long will it take to receive my social security card
Many people wonder, “How long will it take to receive my Social Security card after I send in the paperwork?” That’s a good question. The answer depends on a couple of factors. For example, applicants who don’t fill out the SS-5 form correctly will be automatically rejected and must re-apply.
Applicants who use our error-free services for completing the form and gathering the required documents need not worry about rejection. Their applications will be processed as soon as they arrive, based on the workload in the Social Security Administration’s pipeline at the time.
But for a more specific answer to the question, “How long will it take to receive my Social Security card?” you need to consider whether you are applying for a brand new card, a replacement card or requesting a name change.
Of course, the primary factor is getting all the paperwork right so you don’t have to worry about SSA rejecting your application. Here’s how to avoid problems and get your Social Security card as fast as possible: