Reclaim your identity. Replace your IDs.
In a wildfire, you not only lose your home and possessions, you may also lose your identity. And getting it back can be time-consuming and frustrating. Here’s contact information for California residents. We hope you don't need this, but if you do, this list will help.
California Driver’s License
Visit a California DMV office to complete an application. Replacement license forms must be delivered in person. Call 800-777-0133 for info
Birth and Death Certificates
California Department of Public Health or online at www.cdph.ca.gov or by calling 916-445-2684. $25 fee for replacement.
Call 877-328-9677 or contact your local county social services worker.
Contact the issuing institution by phone or online
American Express 800-992-3404 www.home.americanexpress.com
Discover 800-347-2683 www.discover.com/credit-cards/help-center/
Master Card 800-622-7747 www.mastercard.com/cgi-bin/emergserv.cgi
Visa 800-847-2911 www.usa.visa.com
If you don’t remember which credit cards you had, contact a credit bureau or get your credit report online.
Equifax, Experian or TransUnion 877-322-8228 www.annualcreditreport.com
Social Security and Medicare Cards
Social Security 800-772-1213 www.ssa.gov
U.S. Department of State, Passport Services, Consular Lost/Stolen Passport Section 202-955-0430 877-487-2778 www.travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/lost-stolen.html
Go to www.uscis.gov and complete the Form I-90, application to replace a permanent resident card, and file it online or by mail. Call 800-375-5283 to check the status of your application.
U.S. Department of Treasury 800-722-2678 www.treasurydirect.gov
Internal Revenue Service 800-829-1040 or download the Request for Copy of Tax Return at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506.pdf
National Archives and Records Administration 866-272-6272 www.archives.gov/contact/
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