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My fiance (now husband) and I  went through the process of getting a K1 visa and everything seemed to go fairly smoothly. Until today. We came home from spending a weekend with friends to find (finally! after a 2.5 month wait) a letter from the social security office. 

He has been denied a social security number because homeland security was unable to verify his immigrant status. 

Has this happened to anyone else here? Is it merely a matter of something being overlooked? I am hoping that someone can say that it is - and that this feeling of dread that I'll have to send my husband of 1 week back to Sweden is unnecessary. 

Any help is very much appreciated. 

 

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hi

 

social security has nothing to do with his immigration process. he can go to the closest social security office with proof of his k1 petition to fix it

 

the social security office hasn't received his updated approval so they can't grant him a number

 

but this has nothing to do with his adjustment of status

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Thank you! So is the social security number at this point only important as far as banking, etc in the US? (this is an issue on its own because we have quite a few checks in our combined names from the wedding and can't cash them yet!) - but this is an issue I can deal with... We are okay to continue with the adjustment of status? 

 

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4 minutes ago, emily29 said:

Thank you! So is the social security number at this point only important as far as banking, etc in the US? (this is an issue on its own because we have quite a few checks in our combined names from the wedding and can't cash them yet!) - but this is an issue I can deal with... We are okay to continue with the adjustment of status? 

 

You are ok to continue with the AOS process but in addition I would figure out what's going on with his ssn?

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1 minute ago, cyberfx1024 said:

You are ok to continue with the AOS process but in addition I would figure out what's going on with his ssn?

We absolutely will! We went there at the end of August after he'd been here two weeks...so it seems like there was time for the approval to go through!

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On 11/4/2017 at 9:03 PM, emily29 said:

 we have quite a few checks in our combined names from the wedding and can't cash them yet!

 

Is this a rule because of your bank or..? Most banking institutions in my state will allow you to cash a check with multiple names on it if both individuals go into the bank with their IDs - if there are checks in his name that don't also have your name on them he can sign the check over to you as well and you can still cash or deposit it...

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20 minutes ago, WhatLoveBuys said:

Is this a rule because of your bank or..? Most banking institutions in my state will allow you to cash a check with multiple names on it if both individuals go into the bank with their IDs - if there are checks in his name that don't also have your name on them he can sign the check over to you as well and you can still cash or deposit it...

I guess it must be. I tried to take them in to cash them, and the teller told me that she was unable to do the ones with both of our names since they needed a joint account. Maybe I'll give it another try and take him along to see if that helps, though. 

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Just now, emily29 said:

I guess it must be. I tried to take them in to cash them, and the teller told me that she was unable to do the ones with both of our names since they needed a joint account. Maybe I'll give it another try and take him along to see if that helps, though. 

My ex husband and I never had joint accounts - as long as I brought him (and he brought his ID) we never had any issues (he did not bank with the same institution I did either - US Bank Corp).

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Some new developments: The bank does in fact require us to have a joint account, but because of the situation, they allowed us to put this money in one time. (so here's hoping for no late gifts in check form!) 

 

Also, we went to the Social Security office to inquire about his denial. They informed us that they could no longer file for a Social Security Number for him since his K1 Visa was expired (!!!). So now, we are going to move forward with his adjustment of status, since he'll need a green card in hand in order to re-apply for a SSN. 

Does anyone have experience with how long the AOS typically takes? I know that you also apply to be able to work with the same paperwork - but since we'll need to wait for his SSN, I'd like to be able to plan ahead for that added time. 

Thanks! 

Emily 

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Oh - and one other fun bit of information that I forgot to mention - the reason he was sent a denial was not because of any specific reason. The office just never received word from the DHS. 

Not a good time to fall through the cracks, I guess! 

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5 hours ago, emily29 said:

Oh - and one other fun bit of information that I forgot to mention - the reason he was sent a denial was not because of any specific reason. The office just never received word from the DHS. 

Not a good time to fall through the cracks, I guess! 

An unfortunate series of events.  However I bet it will smooth itself over once you apply for EAD.    

 

https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/new-uscis-form-streamlines-process-obtain-work-authorization-document-and-social-security-number-simultaneously

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