How To Replace Important Documents
How do I replace my driver’s license?
Call the local Texas Department of Public Safety office. All offices are listed on the website.
How do I replace my Social Security Card?
There is not a current emergency procedure to replace a Social Security card. You need to complete an application for a Social Security Card, (Form SS-5)
How do I replace by food stamps or EBT card?
Food stamps are provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). For help with the SNAP program:
Call 1-877-541-7905 or 1-800-777-7328
How do I replace my debit card?
Call your bank. The bank will tell you how to replace your card.
If you keep papers in a bank safety deposit box, you should ask if the boxes are unharmed.
If you do not know how to contact your bank or credit union, call the FDIC’s toll free number at 1-877-275-3342 for contact information or visit FDIC.
How do I replace my credit card?
Call the bank that issued the card to get a new one.
Call your credit card company if your credit card was not issued by your bank. Major credit cards companies include:
You may want to call the bank of your credit card company even if you do not need a new card. Many banks and credit companies may be willing to waive some fees and payments due to disasters.
How do I replace a birth or death certificate or marriage license?
You can go to your local courthouse.
You can also check online.
You can use the online application to order vital records.
– birth certificate or verification
– death certificate or verification
– marriage verification
– divorce verification
To request these records from other states, visit the National Center for Health Statistics.
What else can serve as proof of identity?
Employer ID card
School ID card
Marriage or divorce record
Life Insurance Policy
Health Insurance Card (not a Medicare card)