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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Ok, I am lost again. We just got back into the states a few days ago from Peru and I wanted to get Isabel a social security number so we can get our marraige license, bank account set up for her, get her a credit card etc.. I talked to the Social Security Admin. on the 1-800 # and they stated that they do not issue social security numbers without work authorizations. What if she wants to remain a homemaker? Everything I have read here on V.J. states that you can get a S.S. number, get married and then go back to your local office and do a name change. I have tried to call my local Social Sec. office but the line is always busy. Who do I believe. HELP!!! :help:


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Did she get the work permit at the point of entry? If she had, then should could apply and it would state for employment purposes only. That is what my SO had on his


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The K-1 is "work authporized" for this purpose. She still can't get a job without EAD, but for SSN reasons, she is valid. Surely another VJ'er has a link to the legal documentation discussing this. I've seen it a couple times but I can't seem to find it now. Sometimes you have to point the SSA employees straight at the documentation saying a K-1 is ok.

Good luck!


Love timeline:

??? 2003 -------> Started chatting regularly, became good friends

Nov 2004 -------> Fell in love

Jan 2006 -------> Met (in person) for first time

Apr 2008 -------> Wedding

Jun 2008 -------> Closed on house together

K-1 timeline:

Jun 11, 2007 -------> I-129f sent

Mar 20, 2008 -------> Visa in hand

AoS/EAD/AP timeline:

Apr 26, 2008 -------> Wedding

Apr 28, 2008 -------> Filed (forms mailed)

Apr 30, 2008 -------> Forms received by USCIS

May 06, 2008 -------> Cashed check posted to account

May 10, 2008 -------> NOA1 received for EAD, AP, and AoS

May 10, 2008 -------> Biometrics appt date received

May 28, 2008 -------> Biometrics for EAD & AoS

Jun 11, 2008 -------> AoS case transferred to CSC

Jul 05, 2008 -------> AP Approval

Jul 09, 2008 -------> EAD approval

Jul 14, 2008 -------> EAD and AP received

Jul 17, 2008 -------> AoS approved (card production ordered)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana
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I think you have to wait for a couple of weeks so that her name is in the system and then you can go to an SSA office to apply.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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Go to SSA office K-1 IS "Work authorized" Specifically for states that require both persons to have SSN for marriage license.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...om&page=ssn

Print out this page and point to section C if you have problems at SSA office.

https://s044a90.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx...33;opendocument

http://www.kamya.com/ssn/em00154.pdf

Dont worry about name change on the SS Card until you have EAD or Green-card, then visit SSA office and get name changed.


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Go to SSA office K-1 IS "Work authorized" Specifically for states that require both persons to have SSN for marriage license.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...om&page=ssn

Print out this page and point to section C if you have problems at SSA office.

https://s044a90.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx...33;opendocument

http://www.kamya.com/ssn/em00154.pdf

Dont worry about name change on the SS Card until you have EAD or Green-card, then visit SSA office and get name changed.

Thanks, YuAndDan... I'll have to add that to my bookmarks


Love timeline:

??? 2003 -------> Started chatting regularly, became good friends

Nov 2004 -------> Fell in love

Jan 2006 -------> Met (in person) for first time

Apr 2008 -------> Wedding

Jun 2008 -------> Closed on house together

K-1 timeline:

Jun 11, 2007 -------> I-129f sent

Mar 20, 2008 -------> Visa in hand

AoS/EAD/AP timeline:

Apr 26, 2008 -------> Wedding

Apr 28, 2008 -------> Filed (forms mailed)

Apr 30, 2008 -------> Forms received by USCIS

May 06, 2008 -------> Cashed check posted to account

May 10, 2008 -------> NOA1 received for EAD, AP, and AoS

May 10, 2008 -------> Biometrics appt date received

May 28, 2008 -------> Biometrics for EAD & AoS

Jun 11, 2008 -------> AoS case transferred to CSC

Jul 05, 2008 -------> AP Approval

Jul 09, 2008 -------> EAD approval

Jul 14, 2008 -------> EAD and AP received

Jul 17, 2008 -------> AoS approved (card production ordered)

Now for my obnoxious signature Meez©:

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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OK, Thanks everyone. I really appreciate all of the information. I am sure that I probably spoke to someone at the Soc. Sec. Ofc. that had no clue what was needed. We feel very lucky to have VisaJourney as a helpful tool. Thanks again all! :thumbs:


Brian & Isa

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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So does this mean that when someone enters on a K-1 they can work as soon as they get their SSN? Or does that only state that they don't need the work authorization to get a SSN? Reading section C confused me a bit, lol. I know there are forms to fill out for a work permit once you are married, but can they work before that too?


K-1 Process

I-129F Sent : 2007-04-28

I-129F NOA1 :2007-06-05

I-129F RFE(s) :2007-10-28

RFE Reply(s) :2007-11-05

I-129F NOA2 :2007-11-28

NVC Received : 2007-12-20

NVC Left :2007-12-27 (due to holidays :P)

Consulate Received :2007/12/28 (Vancouver)

Packet 3 Received :2008-01-07

Packet 3 Sent :2008-01-07

Packet 4 Received :2008-01-14

Interview Date :2008-02-11

Visa Received :2008-02-13

US Entry :2008-02-20

Marriage :2008-02-26

Wedding Ceremony: 2008-05-03

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CIS Office : Saint Louis MO

Date Filed : 2008-03-09

NOA: 2008-03-15

RFE(s) : 2008-03-29

Bio. Appt. : 2008-04-01

Touched: 04/01 - 04/02 - 04/16 - 04/17 - 04/18 - 04/21 - 05/06 - 05/07 - 05/08

Transferred to CSC: 2008-04-30

APPROVED!! : 2008-06-18

Employment Authorization Document

CIS Office : Chicago National Office

Filing Method :Mail

Date Filed : 2008-03-09

NOA: 2008-03-15

Bio. Appt. : 2008-04-01

Approved: 2008-05-12

Advance Parole

CIS Office : Chicago National Office

Filing Method : Mail

Date Filed : 2008-03-09

NOA: 2008-03-15

Approved: 2008-05-12

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So does this mean that when someone enters on a K-1 they can work as soon as they get their SSN? Or does that only state that they don't need the work authorization to get a SSN? Reading section C confused me a bit, lol. I know there are forms to fill out for a work permit once you are married, but can they work before that too?

The person cannot work until their application for employment authorization (EAD) is approved. You can submit this application with the Adjustment of Status application via form I-765. The EAD should be approved within 90 days of filing.

Some POE's can give temporary EAD when the person enters, which is good until the visa expires. Temporary EAD is only granted sometimes at some POE's, and like I said, it expires, so it's best just to wait until the I-765 goes through.

The "work authorized" bit on the K-1 means (from my understanding, and I am not a laywer) that the person is eligible to file for EAD and work, and is therefore eligible for a Social Security #.

Good luck!


Love timeline:

??? 2003 -------> Started chatting regularly, became good friends

Nov 2004 -------> Fell in love

Jan 2006 -------> Met (in person) for first time

Apr 2008 -------> Wedding

Jun 2008 -------> Closed on house together

K-1 timeline:

Jun 11, 2007 -------> I-129f sent

Mar 20, 2008 -------> Visa in hand

AoS/EAD/AP timeline:

Apr 26, 2008 -------> Wedding

Apr 28, 2008 -------> Filed (forms mailed)

Apr 30, 2008 -------> Forms received by USCIS

May 06, 2008 -------> Cashed check posted to account

May 10, 2008 -------> NOA1 received for EAD, AP, and AoS

May 10, 2008 -------> Biometrics appt date received

May 28, 2008 -------> Biometrics for EAD & AoS

Jun 11, 2008 -------> AoS case transferred to CSC

Jul 05, 2008 -------> AP Approval

Jul 09, 2008 -------> EAD approval

Jul 14, 2008 -------> EAD and AP received

Jul 17, 2008 -------> AoS approved (card production ordered)

Now for my obnoxious signature Meez©:

0605_10033471973.gif

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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So does this mean that when someone enters on a K-1 they can work as soon as they get their SSN? Or does that only state that they don't need the work authorization to get a SSN? Reading section C confused me a bit, lol. I know there are forms to fill out for a work permit once you are married, but can they work before that too?
This is a gray area, form I-9 used by employers only indicated passport with work-authorized visa and valid I-94 card, but still may need EAD-Stamp from the POE or EAD card in hand to be considered authorized by DHS.

K-1 is an authorized visa for the primary reason to get SSN in-order to marry, some states follow a federal law having to do with child-support and dead beat parents to the letter and require SSN from both people in order to issue a marriage license.

K-1 is not a work visa, it is a fiancee visa to allow the foreign citizen to enter the country and marry the petitioning US citizen.

Only guarantee on being able to work upon entry is to file for a spousal IMMIGRANT visa like CR-1 or IR-1.


OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

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CHIN0001_zps9c01d045.gifCHIN0100_zps02549215.gifTAIW0001_zps9a9075f1.gifVIET0001_zps0a49d4a7.gif

Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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