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(another) social security card question for a K1 visa

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I've been reading through some past threads regarding applying for a K1 visa but I'm not sure how up to date the information is. I have the following questions:

1) If the I-94 is electronic now, do we still need to wait 2 weeks to go to a SS office?

2) My fiance and I plan on getting married within days of his arrival. Does it still make sense for him to go to the social security office before the wedding? Or is there no difference?

3) Does the SS office keep the certified copy of the birth certificate or do we get to take it back?

4) Can I use this social security number to add my fiance as an authorized user to one of my credit card accounts, to start building up his credit, or are there limitations?

 

Thanks in advance for everyone's help!

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1. No

2. No difference for a man as it does not involve a name change.

3. No, they give it back.

4. You should check with your credit card company.  He needed a SS# to be added to my bank account per my bank.

Edited by LionessDeon

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3 hours ago, LionessDeon said:

1. No

2. No difference for a man as it does not involve a name change.

3. No, they give it back.

4. You should check with your credit card company.  He needed a SS# to be added to my bank account per my bank.

Thanks for the responses!!

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You're only allowed to check "allowed to work" if you have a permit. IF you have not yet received a permit, you're not allowed to work. If you have not received a work visa yet or EAD, you check "legal alien NOT allowed to work." Just because you have a pending application, don't assume you're allowed to work. It can potentially get denied.

Edited by DaveNot

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Also, don't forget that you can start establishing credit once you have an SSC. Best get started soon as it takes 6 + months. I recommend a secured credit card (requires a deposit as collateral) with a checking account.

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1 hour ago, DaveNot said:

Also, don't forget that you can start establishing credit once you have an SSC. Best get started soon as it takes 6 + months. I recommend a secured credit card (requires a deposit as collateral) with a checking account.

Thanks for the tip. I have pretty good credit so I will start by adding him as an authorized user to one of my accounts, which should help build his credit score. If he can't get his own card after a few months, then we will get a secured credit card connected to a checking account.

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1 hour ago, DaveNot said:

You're on a K1, so "legal Alien NOT allowed to work." Double check by referring to page 3!

According to the SS website https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0110211530: to a K-1 fiance can check "legal alien allowed to work" ... Is there a reason why I shouldn't follow the instruction on the SS website? (We plan on printing out the page as instructed here )

 

 

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