Social Security – Certification of Documents

For complete instructions on applications for a Social Security card (including replacing a lost Social Security card), you should contact the regional SSA office in Manila, Philippines at


Certifications through the Consulates

All supporting documents with an application need to be certified by the U.S. Consulate. This is provided as a mail-in service only. 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.


Planning on traveling to the States?

If you are traveling to the United States, you may wish to submit the application directly with the Social Security Administration at a local SSA office.