The Dept of State of USofA has directions for people applying for a port-pass without a social security number. They write:
- “fill in the passport application SSN box # 5 with zeros“.
- “fill out and sign” a declaration attesting “I have never been issued a Social Security Number by the Social Security Administration.”
Here’s their suggested declaration (PDF):
To whom it may concern:
I _____________________ (print full name) declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct: I have never been issued a Social Security Number by the Social Security
Executed on: _______________________________ (DATE)
(Sign using full name as indicated on the passport application)
As for the social
One might add:
“as whatever my mom and dad did when I was not of age of majority has no bearing on my status.”
“my mom was under duress when asked to complete forms that created a person/persona or a 14th amendment citizen, with an associated social security number.”
Also note that social security numbers are customarily issued to the FIRST LAST corporate name, not to flesh and blood men and women. The name on the card joins the given and last name and is displayed in all capital letters, which signifies a corporation, not a man or woman. So did i ever receive a social? No. (The FIRST LAST name did, but that ain’t me.)
Whereas the prior port pass application was in the name of the FIRST LAST, my current application is for the living man, which is entirely different. If one is a associated with a corporate id-entity at some point, one is not bound to that id-entity in perpetuity.
Richard Macdonald writes:
Usually, a FICA number is requested and received when the State Citizen is legally a minor. There is a question of validity of such action as minors are not allowed to participate in contract, especially one that has a lifetime application. (source)
The US Code provides two options for unsworn declarations and the declaration above is for people without United States but within the United States of America!
The Dept of State specifies option #1 because the social might be an employee ID number for people working in/for United States. If one does not have the social, then one obviously does not work for United States and can only use option one of the two unsworn declarations.
Autograph not signature
On the declaration, I would leave out the word ‘signature‘ (the label) but still autograph it. There is a difference between a signature (of a corporation) and an autograph (of a man); see explanation on Living in the Private. For more context, some people collect autographs, but no one collects signatures.
Be sure to autograph in a specific way, as the living man without joinder to the persona, with this approach or other approaches listed here:
Some people also do the following:
- Do not use a zip code in field #19
- Write ‘domicile‘ next to scratched out permanent address (box #19), because I think ‘address’ means federal
- Modify the perjury jurat to be outside the US [not sure what part to modify] (this is the jurat on the form; some people attach affidavit stating the affidavit supersedes the jurat on the form)
- Add a lengthy affidavit about being state citizen
Notary not required
Dept of State does not request a notarized copy. If thou does use a notary, possibly add the note below, taken from this Notice of Understanding:
*** Use of a Notary is for attestation and verification purposes only and does not constitute a change in status or entrance into or acceptance of foreign jurisdiction. ***
In conclusion, there is a clear and simple way to apply for the port-pass without a social security number. Makes me think the number is not required in other situations…
Checking status of application – Ummm. No.
I recently called to check the status of a portpass application and they said I had to complete the online form to get a ‘locator number’. The form requires a social, but they said just enter all zeros, which makes sense considering the above.
However, I had been told by possibly David Straight to not use the online form because it requires a social and this could place me into their commercial jurisdiction or mis-characterize me as a U.S. citizen, employee or 14th amendment one.
So I didn’t complete the form. It seems off the people on the phone would require me to use the form when they could just ask for my family name and born date.
The form has a very long notice/disclosure list, that made me wary. All of the below simply to check the status of an application.
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITIES: Collection of this information is authorized by 22 U.S.C. 211a et seq.; 8 U.S.C. 1104; 26 U.S.C. 6039E; 22 U.S.C. 2714a(f); Section 236 of the Admiral James W. Nance and Meg Donovan Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001; Executive Order 11295 (August 5, 1966); and 22 C.F.R. parts 50 and 51.
PURPOSE: This information is being collected in order to access and locate the status of your passport application. The last four digits of your Social Security number are used to locate the status of your application.
ROUTINE USES: This information may be disclosed to another domestic government agency, a private contractor, a foreign government agency, or to a private person or private employer in accordance with certain approved routine uses. The last four digits of your Social Security number are stored temporarily and are not used in any upstream applications. More information on the Routine Uses for the system can be found in System of Records Notices State-05, Overseas Citizens Services Records and Other Overseas Records, State-26, Passport Records, and the Department’s Prefatory Statement of Routine Uses.
DISCLOSURE: Providing information on this form is voluntary. The information must be provided to receive the status of your passport application. Failure to provide the last four digits of your Social Security number will result in the system not being able to display the status of your application. (see source)
Go to the center!
There’s no need to check the status of the portpass app if thou takes David Straight’s advice and go to one of their portpass centers. Go in the morning and get in within an hour or come back later.
This also pre-empts the need for them to send the portpass to the all caps name, which is not thee. Here is the list of centers in each of the union states.
- State dept directions for applying without social
- Good video about applying as a state citizen
- State National NOT CITIZEN Passport: What You Need to Know
- I need travel letters not a port-pass. I’m traveling, not shipping goods.
- Affidavit for State Passport
- Review these slides
- Read this,
- review this diagram of US vs USofA,
- read these six PDFs,
- watch Richard McDonald's seminar intro
- learn to speak like a simple man
- If this site ever goes down, the archive is on the wayback machine.