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Hello all,

When I was a kid, I lived in the US with my family. I received a SS card saying Not Valid For Employment, so I already have a SSN. That card was lost when I moved out of my parents' place, and I have since contacted the SS Unit at my local embassy and received a print-out with my number on it.

My question now is what should I do once I get to the US on my K1 visa? Already having a SSN means I don't need to apply for one, but will my print-out suffice when I try to get it changed after getting married (along with the marriage certificate)?

I apologize if this has been asked a gazillion times before - my searches all came up with people who had former cards that were valid for employment, so I thought asking would be best.

Any info/tips/advice is appreciated - thanks. :)


The K1 journey:

11/09/2013 - I-129F Packet mailed to Dallas Lockbox

02/14/2014 - Case shipped to Embassy, where it waited for over a year at my request

05/21/2015 - Interview - Approved.

06/19/2015 - Wedding (L)

The K1-AOS journey:

06/22/2015 - AOS packet mailed to Chicago Lockbox

11/07/2015 - AOS approved (EAD and AP had already been approved) - there was no interview

The K2-AOS journey:

03/04/2017 - AOS packets mailed to Chicago Lockbox

09/26/2017 - Email notifications - both cards in production! AOS approved with no interview (EAD and AP already approved)

 

The ROC journey:

10/12/2017 - ROC packet mailed to VSC

 

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SSN is your life. You only need to use it on all applications.

To get a replacement, come to SSA office when you are here with your I-129F approval, K-1 stamp, I-94, you will receive a replacement with note "Valid for Employement with DHS Authorization" and you can work when you receive your EAD.

To remove note on your SSN card, come back with Green Card.


N400

12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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So, aside the paperwork, as long as I know my number, that's it - yes? They match it to my paperwork and request a new card.

Thanks you. :) I figured as much, but wanted to make sure. :)


The K1 journey:

11/09/2013 - I-129F Packet mailed to Dallas Lockbox

02/14/2014 - Case shipped to Embassy, where it waited for over a year at my request

05/21/2015 - Interview - Approved.

06/19/2015 - Wedding (L)

The K1-AOS journey:

06/22/2015 - AOS packet mailed to Chicago Lockbox

11/07/2015 - AOS approved (EAD and AP had already been approved) - there was no interview

The K2-AOS journey:

03/04/2017 - AOS packets mailed to Chicago Lockbox

09/26/2017 - Email notifications - both cards in production! AOS approved with no interview (EAD and AP already approved)

 

The ROC journey:

10/12/2017 - ROC packet mailed to VSC

 

JOrOp1.png

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I have a similar situation and plan to get a physical card a few days after arrival and replace it with the changed name after getting married. It feels better than doing both in one step.

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I wouldn't mind going that route but because Reasons I have to get married immediately after POE and apply for AOS just as fast, so I don't have time to wait for the replacement physical card. :(


The K1 journey:

11/09/2013 - I-129F Packet mailed to Dallas Lockbox

02/14/2014 - Case shipped to Embassy, where it waited for over a year at my request

05/21/2015 - Interview - Approved.

06/19/2015 - Wedding (L)

The K1-AOS journey:

06/22/2015 - AOS packet mailed to Chicago Lockbox

11/07/2015 - AOS approved (EAD and AP had already been approved) - there was no interview

The K2-AOS journey:

03/04/2017 - AOS packets mailed to Chicago Lockbox

09/26/2017 - Email notifications - both cards in production! AOS approved with no interview (EAD and AP already approved)

 

The ROC journey:

10/12/2017 - ROC packet mailed to VSC

 

JOrOp1.png

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