US Citizens Overseas can now create Social Security Accounts online
US citizens living overseas can now create a personal my Social Security account and access many of our online services using their ID.me credential.
With a my Social Security account, you can:
- Check your earnings.
- Get your benefit estimates.
- Check the status of your application or appeal.
- View, print, or save a benefit verification letter (Social Security is unable to mail to a foreign address).
- Change Special Notice Options (SNO Notices).
- Access some representative payee services.
- View, Print, or save replacement SSA-1099/1042S tax statement (Social Security is unable to mail replacement statements to a foreign address).
- Access online notices.
- Request a replacement Medicare Card.
Until now, you needed a U.S. mailing address to access Social Security's my Social Security account and use the online services. Now, individuals without a U.S. mailing address can create a personal my Social Security account and use the online services with an ID.me credential. If you don't already have an ID.me credential:
- Go to www.ssa.gov/myaccount.
- On the my Social Security page, select the "Create an Account" button and then select "Sign in with ID.me."
- Select the 'Create an ID.me account" link and follow the instructions.
- On ID.me's "Verify Your Identity" screen, select the "I don't live in the United States" link at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions to complete the registration- process.
- Once you create your credential, you will be returned to the my Social Security webpage for the next steps.
If you already have an ID.me credential, select "Sign In" from the my Social Security page and then sign in to ID.me. You will be redirected to your my Social Security account.
Note: If you had a my Social Security account prior to moving overseas, you will need to create an ID.me credential to use it from an international address.
For more information please visit the Office of Earnings and International Operations webpage.