If you are looking to start an application for your social security card, but the social security office is closed, there is still a way you can apply—online. Maybe you are just worried about filling certain sections out wrong because you know that mistakes mean your form will be returned without a new card—an online application can help there too. 

Here are a few tips to help you understand the online social security application process and how to get your social security card faster.

Do It Right

It might seem obvious, but if you want your card returned within the normal 7- to 10-day period, the form needs to be filled out correctly. Even minor mistakes can delay the processing of your social security card application for weeks, and in some cases, months.

Those who find it hard to follow the instructions will need to take their time or seek assistance.

Do Your Research

Some of the social security application questions are tricky. For instance, do you know your father's social security number? The best way to ensure first-time success is to do your research and make sure you have all the information you need before you fill out the form.

The SS-5 form is notoriously complicated for some people, understanding it better can help get your application processed faster. Even still, researching online isn't always helpful. A lot of websites only add to the complexity, causing unnecessary frustration.

Ask for Help

If you have a question, it is best to ask for help. It is better to wait until you know your form is accurate than send an incorrect form. Unfortunately, this means queueing up at the social security office if you are going down the traditional route.

Luckily, there is an alternative. Online filing services, such as the AOF online SSC application, give you access to a team of experts. Many have a 24-hour helpline, as well as live chat available. For less pressing questions, there is also email.

Filing online is far more convenient than standing in line, even using up valuable holiday time for some people. All the above leads us to…

Filing for Your Social Security Card Online

Filing online will make it easier for you to complete the form without mistakes because there's assistance available to you on the spot. On top of this, you can apply online anytime from anywhere. No need to spend time waiting in line to get your form or hand it in. 

The entire process is convenient and fast, and because the instructions to each question are easy to understand, mistakes are less likely to occur. An error-free application means your application will be approved without delay.

If you want to make sure you get your social security card faster, filing online is your best chance. Whether you need to make amendments to your current card, order a whole new one or even a replacement, online services are incredibly convenient.