SSNs and U.S. Passport Applications

In accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a and 22 C.F.R 51.60(f), applicants for a U.S. passport are required to provide their Social Security number (if they have one) on the application form.

Important notes:

  • If the name on your social security record does not match the name on your passport application please make sure that you have completed question 9 on the form – ‘List all other names you have used’. (eg: birth name, previous marriages)
  • If you have lost your Social Security card or cannot remember your number, check all old records such as your tax returns, school records, legal documents etc. for the number.
  • If you cannot locate your SSN and require a replacement card, you must submit an application to the regional office of the Social Security Administration (SSA) in Manila, Philippines.
  • If you have never been assigned an SSN, please complete a statement, under penalty of perjury, to that effect, and submit it along with the passport application. Note: If you complete the statement and a number has been assigned to you, you will hinder the issuing of a new passport.

 

For complete instructions on applications for a replacement Social Security card, you should contact the regional SSA office in Manila, Philippines at FBU.Manila@ssa.gov.

All supporting documents with an application need to be certified by the U.S. Consulate. This is provided as a mail-in service. Mail the following items to the U.S. Consulate General serving your area:

  1. The original documents
  2. A brief cover letter requesting the certifications for a Social Security application
  3. A self-addressed, Express Post or Registered Post (minimum A4 sized) envelope for the return of the original and certified copies of your documents to you

Please allow approx. 5 business days for our office to certify the documents and return them to you.