Lost your social security card? Now you can replace it without leaving your house.

(file photo/Wikimedia)
(file photo/Wikimedia)

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has introduced a new service that allows Virginians to order replacement social security cards online.

The change will cut out a few steps in the process of getting a new social security card, such as filling out an application in person at a social security office or mailing the required documents and application.

Virginians must meet a few basic requirements to apply for a new card online and need to have a state-issued driver’s license or identification card.

The new online replacement system was implemented about four months ago through a partnership between the DMV and Social Security Administration.

In its first four months, the online replacement system served over 10,000 Virginians.

“We are always looking for opportunities to partner with other government agencies to offer new conveniences to Virginians,” said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb.

Residents can visit ssa.gov to submit their application online. Those applying for replacement cards must be 18 or older and have a domestic mailing address, valid driver’s license or ID.

Those looking to change their name or other information cannot get a replacement card online.

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