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Hi! I have a question for anybody who has been on an k1 visa...when I moved in the States, nobody told us either what to do first or after..we go married and right after it we applied for my SSN, chaging my last name.

When I went at the office, I told the lady that this website (visajourney.com) says you are supposed to apply for it at least 15 days before the expirations of the visa.. She looked at me and saying that website is not reliable and once she enters the information,the computer would tell her if I was on time or not.

Well everything went fine, she told me my application was being accepted and all..so I just waited patientely to receive it until today, where I got a mail saying "WE CANNOT ISSUE YOU A SSN CARD AT THIS TIME BECAUSE YOUR LEGAL IMMIGRATION STATUS WILL EXPIRE BEFORE AN SSN CAN BE ISSUED..(just as informations, I applied on mine July 20th..my visa was expiring August 10th).

I called the ssn customer service an a very rude lady told me she doesn't know, and probably I have to wait until I have my green card to apply for it again.

But I also read here that u can apply for it once uy receive ur EAD, u can apply it.

So what is the correct answer?? if I have to wait for my EAD that's fine...but if I cant until I have my green card, that means I cant work possibily for a year (or how long it takes )???

if they font consider this website reliable..where they say u have a certain amount of time to apply for it?? because other than here..I couldnt find NO website saying anything!!!!

I hope to find here some reliable and kind persons!

Thanks

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You need to have at least 14 days of validity remaining on your I-94 to obtain a social security number simply by virtue of your K-1 status. It sounds like you had enough time (just), but the SSA dragged their feet over issuing it, now putting you beyond the 14 day window.

You will need to have either an EAD or your green card to now obtain a social security number.


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http://www.visajourney.com/content/ssn is a helpful guide on what to do for a k-1 visa holder in order to have your SSN.

I went to my local office last Thursday and just received my SSN.

1. Have the SS-5 Form filed and ready (k1 holder are Legal aliens ALLOWED to work)

2. Print out the RM 10211.530 document. It shows we are allowed to have a SSN.

3. Print an Electronic copy of you I-94 ( https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/consent.html ).

4. Have your passport with you.

5. I also brought my original and translated Birth certificate in case they needed it.

You can NOT obtain your SSN if you are married. The lady clearly asked us if we were married, because she had to deny a SSN earlier. If you are married, you have to wait for your EAD.

If you don't print the form and fill it, they have some at the office. Just make sure you have the document in case the person helping you doesn't know you are allowed a SSN.

If you need help, ask away!

EDIT: I just saw you are married. So you will have to wait for your EAD/AP card, sorry. :(

Edited by Chalandrae

August 2011: Started talking to Brian
June 1st, 2012: Started dating (L)
July 29th 2012: Saw each other for the first time, met Family
August 2013: Got engaged
July 2014: Sent 1-129F petition
July 29th, 2014: Received NOA1.
February 5th, 2015: NOA2!
April 16th, 2015: Medical in Montréal
May 15th, 2015; Interview- APPROVED!
June 22nd, 2015: POE at Champlain Border

September 4th, 2015: Wedding! :dancing:

AOS/EAD/AP

February 20th, 2016: AOS/EAD/AP Package sent! (Received 2/25, yay for USPS delays!)

March 4th, 2016: NOA 1 for all 3 applications

March 11th, 2016: Hardcopies with all 3 receipt Numbers received

March 30th, 2016: Biometrics (as a code 2, Maybe have to go again?)

April 25th, 2016: Walk in for the SECOND Biometrics appoinment (Code 3 this time, Officer was not the happiest but told us to come back at noon and he'd let us in.)

May 16th, 2016: Submitted Service Request for I-765

June 8th, 2016: Called USCIS concerning delay, officer put another request in and said the previous one would like be ignored as it was created through their website.

June 21st, 2016: Contacted both NY Senators.

July 1st, 2016: RFIE for I-485.

July 8th, 2016; Sent Evidence Requested by USCIS. (Received July 13th)

July 15th, 2016; Emergency Advance Parole due to Family Emergency

July 27th, 2016; Contacted USCIS Ombudsman as my I-765 has been pending for 5 months.

July 30th,2016; EAD/AP have been approved!

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http://www.visajourney.com/content/ssn is a helpful guide on what to do for a k-1 visa holder in order to have your SSN.

I went to my local office last Thursday and just received my SSN.

1. Have the SS-5 Form filed and ready (k1 holder are Legal aliens ALLOWED to work)

2. Print out the RM 10211.530 document. It shows we are allowed to have a SSN.

3. Print an Electronic copy of you I-94 ( https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/consent.html ).

4. Have your passport with you.

5. I also brought my original and translated Birth certificate in case they needed it.

You can NOT obtain your SSN if you are married. The lady clearly asked us if we were married, because she had to deny a SSN earlier. If you are married, you have to wait for your EAD.

If you don't print the form and fill it, they have some at the office. Just make sure you have the document in case the person helping you doesn't know you are allowed a SSN.

If you need help, ask away!

EDIT: I just saw you are married. So you will have to wait for your EAD/AP card, sorry. :(

thanks a lot! unfortunately when I went to apply for it (after our marriage) the lady didn't say anything about it.. even if I specified that it was my first one applying.. she said congrats, ur application has been forwarded, and u aren't out of time... untill now, when I got that mail saying they couldn't give to us! but as long as I can apply after I get my EAD.. the call center lady of

the ssn said I couldn't until I had my green card in my hands..and to be honest of that was the case I would have freak out! not able to

work for who knows how long?? no way.... lol. but thanks again!

http://www.visajourney.com/content/ssn is a helpful guide on what to do for a k-1 visa holder in order to have your SSN.

I went to my local office last Thursday and just received my SSN.

1. Have the SS-5 Form filed and ready (k1 holder are Legal aliens ALLOWED to work)

2. Print out the RM 10211.530 document. It shows we are allowed to have a SSN.

3. Print an Electronic copy of you I-94 ( https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/consent.html ).

4. Have your passport with you.

5. I also brought my original and translated Birth certificate in case they needed it.

You can NOT obtain your SSN if you are married. The lady clearly asked us if we were married, because she had to deny a SSN earlier. If you are married, you have to wait for your EAD.

If you don't print the form and fill it, they have some at the office. Just make sure you have the document in case the person helping you doesn't know you are allowed a SSN.

If you need help, ask away!

EDIT: I just saw you are married. So you will have to wait for your EAD/AP card, sorry. :(

thanks a lot! unfortunately when I went to apply for it (after our marriage) the lady didn't say anything about it.. even if I specified that it was my first one applying.. she said congrats, ur application has been forwarded, and u aren't out of time... untill now, when I got that mail saying they couldn't give to us! but as long as I can apply after I get my EAD.. the call center lady of

the ssn said I couldn't until I had my green card in my hands..and to be honest of that was the case I would have freak out! not able to

work for who knows how long?? no way.... lol. but thanks again!

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Yeah, Once I apply for my EAD I have to go back to Change my Name and get a new card cause I have a stamp on it haha.


August 2011: Started talking to Brian
June 1st, 2012: Started dating (L)
July 29th 2012: Saw each other for the first time, met Family
August 2013: Got engaged
July 2014: Sent 1-129F petition
July 29th, 2014: Received NOA1.
February 5th, 2015: NOA2!
April 16th, 2015: Medical in Montréal
May 15th, 2015; Interview- APPROVED!
June 22nd, 2015: POE at Champlain Border

September 4th, 2015: Wedding! :dancing:

AOS/EAD/AP

February 20th, 2016: AOS/EAD/AP Package sent! (Received 2/25, yay for USPS delays!)

March 4th, 2016: NOA 1 for all 3 applications

March 11th, 2016: Hardcopies with all 3 receipt Numbers received

March 30th, 2016: Biometrics (as a code 2, Maybe have to go again?)

April 25th, 2016: Walk in for the SECOND Biometrics appoinment (Code 3 this time, Officer was not the happiest but told us to come back at noon and he'd let us in.)

May 16th, 2016: Submitted Service Request for I-765

June 8th, 2016: Called USCIS concerning delay, officer put another request in and said the previous one would like be ignored as it was created through their website.

June 21st, 2016: Contacted both NY Senators.

July 1st, 2016: RFIE for I-485.

July 8th, 2016; Sent Evidence Requested by USCIS. (Received July 13th)

July 15th, 2016; Emergency Advance Parole due to Family Emergency

July 27th, 2016; Contacted USCIS Ombudsman as my I-765 has been pending for 5 months.

July 30th,2016; EAD/AP have been approved!

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You can NOT obtain your SSN if you are married.

You are mistaken. Plenty of K-1s have received their social security numbers after getting married.

A woman may have an issue if she fails to use her maiden name on the application, but getting married does not invalidate you from being eligible for a number.


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Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
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You are mistaken. Plenty of K-1s have received their social security numbers after getting married.

A woman may have an issue if she fails to use her maiden name on the application, but getting married does not invalidate you from being eligible for a number.

I was there last week and the lady asked us if we were married. She denied someome cause they got married not too long ago. You have to apply for your EAD before you go for a SSN.

I was not saying they can't have it after getting married, they need their EAD for it.


August 2011: Started talking to Brian
June 1st, 2012: Started dating (L)
July 29th 2012: Saw each other for the first time, met Family
August 2013: Got engaged
July 2014: Sent 1-129F petition
July 29th, 2014: Received NOA1.
February 5th, 2015: NOA2!
April 16th, 2015: Medical in Montréal
May 15th, 2015; Interview- APPROVED!
June 22nd, 2015: POE at Champlain Border

September 4th, 2015: Wedding! :dancing:

AOS/EAD/AP

February 20th, 2016: AOS/EAD/AP Package sent! (Received 2/25, yay for USPS delays!)

March 4th, 2016: NOA 1 for all 3 applications

March 11th, 2016: Hardcopies with all 3 receipt Numbers received

March 30th, 2016: Biometrics (as a code 2, Maybe have to go again?)

April 25th, 2016: Walk in for the SECOND Biometrics appoinment (Code 3 this time, Officer was not the happiest but told us to come back at noon and he'd let us in.)

May 16th, 2016: Submitted Service Request for I-765

June 8th, 2016: Called USCIS concerning delay, officer put another request in and said the previous one would like be ignored as it was created through their website.

June 21st, 2016: Contacted both NY Senators.

July 1st, 2016: RFIE for I-485.

July 8th, 2016; Sent Evidence Requested by USCIS. (Received July 13th)

July 15th, 2016; Emergency Advance Parole due to Family Emergency

July 27th, 2016; Contacted USCIS Ombudsman as my I-765 has been pending for 5 months.

July 30th,2016; EAD/AP have been approved!

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I was there last week and the lady asked us if we were married. She denied someome cause they got married not too long ago. You have to apply for your EAD before you go for a SSN.

I was not saying they can't have it after getting married, they need their EAD for it.

Not completely true; more often than not you'll find that SSA employees have no idea what they're talking about when it comes to SSNs and K1s, especially if they hardly deal with them. It's a lot easier for the SSA clerk to turn someone away when they don't know the rules or simply don't want to learn how to do their job and people (particularly those that haven't done their research) assume the SSA clerk must know what they're talking about so they just go with it.

You can still apply for a SSN after you're married and before your EAD arrives as long as the expiration date on the I-94 is more than 2 weeks away from the date you apply. If the last name has changed I think you need to apply in the maiden name first and then wait for the EAD to arrive with the new last name, then you go back to the SSA office and get an updated SSN card.

Edited by jfgk1987

K-1

I-129F NOA1 => NOA2: 161 days

NOA2 => Interview: 64 days

AP: 33 days

Total: 258 days

AOS

I-485 NOA => GC: 333 days

No Interview

ROC

07/30/2017: Package Sent

08/01/2017: NOA

09/07/2017: Biometrics

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When I went at the office, I told the lady that this website (visajourney.com) says you are supposed to apply for it at least 15 days before the expirations of the visa.. She looked at me and saying that website is not reliable and once she enters the information,the computer would tell her if I was on time or not.

This website is for information purposes only. Not sure where you read that you are supposed to apply when you did, but you waited a little too long. It is advised that you wait about 10 days after you enter the US to apply whether you are married or not, to give it enough time to be added to the system

You can NOT obtain your SSN if you are married. The lady clearly asked us if we were married, because she had to deny a SSN earlier. If you are married, you have to wait for your EAD.

EDIT: I just saw you are married. So you will have to wait for your EAD/AP card, sorry. :(

Wrong, you can apply for a SSN whether you are married or not, whoever gave you that information is misinformed.


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20 May 2014: Wedding!

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As stated, that lady was wrong.


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13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

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Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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OP I think you ones you have your EAD you can apply for your SSN and that you don't have to wait for green card to do so.

Sorry for hijacking thread but I've got mine yestersday and the lady told me that I can work although I specifically told her I can't, but she was so adament. Is this true? Are k1's legal aliens to work?

Thanx


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K-1s need an EAD or green card to work.


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Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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K-1s need an EAD or green card to work.

This is true, but technically, you can file for an EAD almost immediately upon entry into the U.S. With a K1. Of course most people do not do this as they wait and file for the EAD with the AOS package to avoid any added fees.

http://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/fiancee-visa/fiancee-visas

Edited by Bill & Katya

Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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Sorry you had a bad experience. I also do think it all depends on who you meet at that place. You can go there three different times and get three different answers...

What's done is done but for others who are not quite there yet I think it's almost better to get it before you're married (unless you're getting married right after arriving) and then just do the name change.

I've had a SSN since 2011 because I was an Au Pair. I changed my name after I got married a few weeks ago and the funny thing is that it says to bring your I-94 and all kinds of documents. Only thing she was interested in was my Visa and our Marriage Certificate. I almost felt over-prepared if that's even a word :P Feels like when you're dealing with SSA, DMV, USCIS or any other Government establishment you either go there with not enough documents or way too much.






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