I am renewing a social security card in order to remove the "Valid to Work Only with DHS Authorization" legend.
I read in the application for a Social Security Card form, Form SS-5, dated (08-2011) ef (08-2011):
Evidence of Age
In general, you must provide your birth certificate. In some situations, we may accept another document that shows your age. Some of the other documents we may accept are:
- U.S. hospital record of your birth (created at the time of birth)
- Religious record established before age five showing your age or date of birth
- Final Adoption Decree (the adoption decree must show that the birth information was taken from the original birth certificate)
When is the birth certificate not compulsory? Especially, does being born outside the United States qualify as an exception (i.e., could one present one's passport instead in that case)?