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Correct date of birth

You’ll make this change by requesting a replacement Social Security card. We’ll mail your free replacement card after we update your record.

Other ways to complete this task

Visit a local office

Fill out the Application for a Social Security Card (Form SS-5) (PDF) and bring it to a local office along with unexpired identification and proof of the correct birth date, such as your U.S. birth certificate. Documents must be original or have a signature, stamp, or raised seal from the issuing agency. We don't accept photocopies.

For support completing this task

Call us

Available in most U.S. time zones Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., in English, Spanish, and other languages.

Tell the representative you want to correct your date of birth.