How do I change or correct my name on my Social Security number card?

If you legally change your name because of marriage, divorce, court order or any other reason, you must tell Social Security so you can get a corrected card. You cannot apply for a card online. There is no charge for a Social Security card. This service is free. The same applies once you receive the I-766 card, Employment Authorization Document (EAD), from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and bring required evidence.  See Defining the legal Name for an SSN.
To get a corrected Social Security card, you will need to:

For complete instructions, please go to Social Security Number and Card
For more information, read our pamphlet, Your Social Security Number and Card.

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