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How to Obtain a Social Security Number

Application for a Social Security number must be made in person at a Social Security Administration Office. The Albuquerque office, 1-800-772-1213, is located at 4300 Cutler NE at the intersection with Morningside, one block west of Washington between Prospect and I-40.

The form for application is SS-5. Applications are available at the Social Security Office or on the Social Security website. The form's instructions indicate what information must be provided by the applicant to complete the application process.

The Social Security Administration currently requires approximately two weeks to process an application and issue a Social Security Number after all the required information has been received.