How to replace lost or stolen ID cards
Rules for replacing government-issued ID cards vary. Many require you to show an official document, like your birth certificate. This proves your identity or citizenship.
|Type of ID
|Who to contact
|Contact your birth state or territory's vital records office to get a certified copy of your birth certificate.
|Driver’s license or state ID card
|Contact your state motor vehicle agency for a replacement license or state ID card.
|Social Security card
|Visit the Social Security Administration website to replace your card online, by mail, or in person.
|Request a replacement online with your my Social Security account. Or call 1-800-MEDICARE, (1-800-633-4227 TTY 1-877-486-2048).
|Contact your state Medicaid office to get a replacement.
|Report your lost or stolen passport to the State Department. Then request a replacement in person.
|Permanent Resident (Green) Card
|Contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to replace your Green Card.
|Submit Form N-565 to replace a Certificate of Citizenship.
|Military ID card
|Report the missing card to your unit security officer. Then find an ID Card office and make an appointment.
LAST UPDATED: January 26, 2024