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#1 sashagrin



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Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:30 PM

hello there!

it's not my first time posting here but this time i'm doing it on behalf of my friend.

she arrived here 2 years ago on a tourist visa, overstayed, got married, now preparing to file AOS.

the question is: she been working with her SS number, filed taxes etc. Still, would it be a good idea to mention it in AOS forms?

any input from people in the same situation will be grately appreciated!

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#2 Eric-Pris


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Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:33 PM

how did she get a SS number on a tourist visa? no0pb.gif
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#3 sashagrin



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Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:37 PM

well, to tell you the truth i don't know smile.gif the fact is - she did
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#4 sweetpiano


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Posted 26 August 2008 - 04:54 PM

QUOTE (kid brooklyn @ Aug 26 2008, 04:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
how did she get a SS number on a tourist visa? no0pb.gif

That's exactly what I was going to ask.

I know overstays and illegal employment are forgiven if a green card is approved through marriage to a US citizen. Whether such people actually included detailes of illegal employment on their AOS applications, don't know. For sure she needs to write on the form that her status is "overstay of visitor visa."

One could argue that by the same token, illegal employment should be mentioned too, and many people advocate truthfulness in all dealings with the USCIS. Upon applying for AOS, they will know anyway when they check the SSN and name against their databases.
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#5 Johnnie J

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 04:55 PM

QUOTE (sashagrin @ Aug 26 2008, 04:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
well, to tell you the truth i don't know smile.gif the fact is - she did

She better seek assistance from a good lawyer. My opinion, since no one on a tourist visa can get a SSN
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#6 Chica Yey

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 05:00 PM

Lawyer. Pronto.
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#7 Beantownbabe


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Posted 26 August 2008 - 07:13 PM

If she has a SSN then she must mention it on the AOS forms. (They are not asking if she paid taxes - at least she did though!) The bigger issue surely is the name on the SSN matching their database because even when she adjusts, she keeps the same number since it's hers for life. Just make sure it really IS hers.
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#8 Maad


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Posted 29 August 2008 - 04:18 PM

QUOTE (kid brooklyn @ Aug 26 2008, 03:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
how did she get a SS number on a tourist visa? no0pb.gif

Some years ago when you visit Soc Sec Office, smile nicely and gave a good reason for the need of SS# the person behind the desk just approved it. The card arrived with a note "Not Valid for Employment" but it was very legal.
That's how I got mine.

My recommendation is to mention all of it when form asks for it. They have means of checking things out. And they have all the time they want.
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#9 adekin



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Posted 04 September 2008 - 04:29 PM

I read on a website ( in french sorry) that she will have to pay a ticket for staying/working illegally and won't have AP allowed.
If you are able to read french, check section 3 of this page :
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 06:27 PM

I don't think your friend should lie as that will trap her in future. Be honest and that's the best thing to do!

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#11 sashagrin



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Posted 04 September 2008 - 08:11 PM

Thank you guys for your input! I'll transmit the message.

Adekin, i am able to read in french, thank you so much for the information!

Good luck everyone
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