Updating social security card
(CVC) requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to collect your social security number (SSN). DMV electronically verifies your SSN, name, and birth date with the Social Security Administration (SSA) while you are in the DMV office.(CVC §§1653.5(a)(b), 12800(a), 12801) Federal law also allows any state to use a person's SSN for the purpose of establishing his/her identification. This process adds to the accuracy, reliability, and integrity of DMV's driver license database.Richard Ludwig has been a writer for over eight years and has had his work published in "Co-Ed Magazine," the "East Manatee County Observer" and the Disaster and Recovery e-magazine.He received journalism and sociology degrees from the University of South Florida.You will need to go to a local SSA office to correct the information SSA has on its database so that the information on both DMV's and SSA's databases match.You may not start a noncommercial Class A, B, or C driver license application or an ID card application without providing an SSN to DMV.Check your social security card for the statement "Not valid for work without INS authorization." This statement appears on some social security cards issued to permanent residents.
You will receive a Request for Verification of Information letter from DMV informing you that the information you provided (name, birth date, and/or SSN) does not match SSA's records.
After confirming your information you will have to swear all information is correct.
A receipt, along with your naturalization certificate and photo ID., will be given back to you.
Travel to the nearest Social Security Administration office.
The administration's website provides an office locator.
The best time to visit the offices are either first thing in the morning, or later in the afternoon.