Social Security

Information on U.S. Social Security enrollment and benefits can be found at the website of the Social Security Administration. U.S. citizens in Canada may apply for a Social Security number and card at the U.S. Embassy or a U.S. consulate by appointment, or in person at a Social Security office in the United States.

You may submit an application for a Social Security card when you apply for a U.S. passport, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) for a minor (under the age of 18 years), or by making an appointment for a notarial service. The Social Security application form (SS-5) is available at the Consulate or at the Social Security website.

Ahead of your appointment, please bring original: (1) proof of birth, such as a U.S. or foreign birth certificate; (2) proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport or Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), or Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship; (3) proof of identity, such as an original U.S. or Canadian passport, and any other signed U.S. government-issued photo ID, such as a U.S. driver’s license; and, if applicable (4) proof of identity of the parent signing the application for minors under 12 years old, such as an original U.S. or Canadian passport. Please note the Social Security Administration does not accept the following IDs: Canadian driver’s licenses, Canadian provincial health cards, NEXUS cards, and U.S. Emergency Photo Digitized Passports as proof of identity.