FI lost his SS card, do we need a PHYSICAL copy to get our marriage license?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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3693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It sounds like they need the number, not the physical card.

We had to show our birth certificates, but not the SS card.

Post # 4
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1007 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Equine_Breeder:  Not in Texas, but my state had the exact same requirements. We showed up with our license and just wrote our SSN on the forms. They never asked for the cards. 

Post # 5
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1302 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We only needed our dripops licenses. I don’t know about Texas. 

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

It depends where you live. In my county (Milwaukee, WI) you did need your physical SS card with you. From reading about other bees’ experiences though it sounds like you do not.

ETA: From the Bexar County website 

ID Requirement:

In Texas, you will need one valid form of id such as drivers license, certified copy of your birth certificate, U. S. passport, military ID card, and your Social Security number.

(http://www.usmarriagelaws.com/search/united_states/texas/marriage_licenses/bexar_county_clerk.shtml)

So it looks like you just need your license and the number. Here you have to have your SS card, birth certificate and photo ID- it’s amazing how easy it is in other counties/states.

Post # 8
Hostess
3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would think they will want the card. It’s super easy to get a new one though. Just take a few of your documents (driver’s license, passport, etc) to the Social Security office and they’ll give you a valid “temporary” one on the spot. The line can take a while (I did this a few months ago, I think I waited 45 minutes) but the actual process takes 5 minutes.

Post # 9
Hostess
4941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Equine_Breeder:  It really depends on your state’s laws. I would call up to the court house and ask them, personally. DH and I had to show our birth certificates and give our SSN, but didn’t have to physically show a SS card. 

Post # 10
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866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

In GA, all we needed was our driver’s lisences 

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