If you have been issued a social security number (SSN) you must provide it on your application for a U.S. passport. If the name on your social security record does not match the name on your passport application please make sure that you have completed question 9 on the form – ‘List all other names you have used’.
If your Social Security Number cannot be provided, only a limited validity passport for direct return to the United States can be issued.
If you do not have a Social Security Number, you must submit a statement, signed and dated, that includes the phrase, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct: I have never been issued a Social Security number by the Social Security Administration.”
If you are in New Zealand and require a new or replacement Social Security number card, you should contact Social Security in Manila at FBU.Manila@ssa.gov.