Post # 1
So we are three weeks out from the wedding and FI has realized that he doesn’t know where his SS card went. He knows his number and has a drivers license, will that be enough to get the marriage license? Idk if the state of Texas needs a physical copy or if you only need to know your number. This is what the website for our county says:
“It is required by the State of Texas that both parties produce valid photo identification, and a social security number if a United States Citizen. If you are unable to comply with these requirements, we will be happy to discuss your situation to see if there may be an alternative solution.
Both applicants will need to know the city, county and state of their birth.”
So based off this do they need a physical SS card or no?
Post # 3
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
@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
We only needed our dripops licenses. I don’t know about Texas.
Post # 6
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
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.
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
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
@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
In GA, all we needed was our driver’s lisences