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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Scotland
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I just arrived in the US on the 14th April and will soon arrange for a SSN and marriage.

1. The I-94: All that remains of this in my possession is the part that is clipped on to my passport. It's just the departure record. The rest of the I-94 was taken by the officer at customs. Do I need the complete form, or is what I have fine? I'm assuming the rest is held by someone or other.

I'm a bit worried he should not have taken the top half of the I-94 away from me.

2. The RM 00203.500: The link in the guide is broken, but what I have is this:

https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203500

I haven't read it yet, but from the guide on SSN on visajourney, it seems as though this is just to remind the person at the SSA office that I can indeed apply for a SSN as a K1 holder. Am I right? I don't have to read it or do anything besides bring it with me to the SSA offices?

3. I have until mid July to get married. Does it matter when in the 90 day period we get married? Let's say I get married on the 89th day, is that just as good? Also, can we get married before getting the SSN?

4. On the application for social security card, it says:

"If you are not a US citizen or do not have current lawful, work-authorized immigartion status, you must prove that you have a valid nonwork reason for requesting a card".

So what is my valid nonwork reason for requesting a card?

5. When is a good time to apply for EAD & AOS? Immediately after marriage assuming I have a SSN?

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K1

11/06/2007 - I-129F sent to Nebraska

29/06/2007 - NOA1 letter received

21/12/2007 - NOA2 issued

31/12/2007 - NOA2 hard copy

28/01/2008 - Packet 3 received

11/02/2008 - Packet 3 forms & checklist returned to Embassy

13/02/2008 - Medical

28/02/2008 - Packet 4 received

20/03/2008 - Interview @ 10am - APPROVED

28/03/2008 - Visa in hand

14/04/2008 - POE Detroit (DTW)

22/05/2008 - Married

AOS

06/06/2008 - AOS & EAD filed

13/06/2008 - NOA1 letter received

14/07/2008 - Biometrics appointment

14/08/2008 - EAD production ordered

23/08/2008 - EAD card received

14/01/2009 - Green card producation ordered (No interview required)

22/01/2009 - Green card recieved

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I just arrived in the US on the 14th April and will soon arrange for a SSN and marriage.

1. The I-94: All that remains of this in my possession is the part that is clipped on to my passport. It's just the departure record. The rest of the I-94 was taken by the officer at customs. Do I need the complete form, or is what I have fine? I'm assuming the rest is held by someone or other.

I'm a bit worried he should not have taken the top half of the I-94 away from me.

The half is all you get... it should have a valid thru date stamp on it.

2. The RM 00203.500: The link in the guide is broken, but what I have is this:

https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203500

I haven't read it yet, but from the guide on SSN on visajourney, it seems as though this is just to remind the person at the SSA office that I can indeed apply for a SSN as a K1 holder. Am I right? I don't have to read it or do anything besides bring it with me to the SSA offices?

Many SSA offices do the K-1 perfectly, some do not. Being prepared is not a bad idea.

3. I have until mid July to get married. Does it matter when in the 90 day period we get married? Let's say I get married on the 89th day, is that just as good? Also, can we get married before getting the SSN?

Most states do not require a SSN to get married. It is a individual state question.

4. On the application for social security card, it says:

"If you are not a US citizen or do not have current lawful, work-authorized immigartion status, you must prove that you have a valid nonwork reason for requesting a card".

So what is my valid nonwork reason for requesting a card? You are alien authorized to work

5. When is a good time to apply for EAD & AOS? Immediately after marriage assuming I have a SSN?

SSN not required for AOS appliocation


YMMV

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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1. What you have is fine.

2. As long as you apply 2 weeks before your I-94 expires, you are entitled to a SSN card. It will not be work authorized, but your number will stay the same even after you receive either your EAD or Green Card.

3. As long as you marry within 90 days of entering the U.S. with your K-1 visa, you are fine. You do not need to apply for your SSN before you get married if you do not want to. I applied for mine 2 days after I got married so that I wouldn't have to change my name later.

4. I can't remember the options on the application form, but you can always ask the person you speak to at the SSA office when you go to apply. Or, someone else here might be able to answer this one.

5. You do not need a SSN to apply for AOS or EAD. You can apply for AOS (the fee includes EAD and AP) as soon as you are married. The sooner you apply, the better.


"THE SHORT STORY"

KURT & RAYMA (K-1 Visa)

Oct. 9/03... I-129F sent to NSC

June 10/04... K-1 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

July 31/04... Entered U.S.

Aug. 28/04... WEDDING DAY!!!!

Aug. 30/04... I-485, I-765 & I-131 sent to Seattle

Dec. 10/04... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport stamped)

Sept. 9/06... I-751 sent to NSC

May 15/07... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Sept. 13/07... N-400 sent to NSC

Aug. 21/08... Interview - PASSED!!!!

Sept. 2/08... Oath Ceremony

Sept. 5/08... Sent in Voter Registration Card

Sept. 9/08... SSA office to change status to "U.S. citizen"

Oct. 8/08... Applied in person for U.S. Passport

Oct. 22/08... U.S. Passport received

DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!!

KAELY (K-2 Visa)

Apr. 6/05... DS-230, Part I faxed to Vancouver Consulate

May 26/05... K-2 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

Sept. 5/05... Entered U.S.

Sept. 7/05... I-485 & I-131 sent to CLB

Feb. 22/06... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport NOT stamped)

Dec. 4/07... I-751 sent to NSC

May 23/08... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Mar. 22/11.... N-400 sent to AZ

June 27/11..... Interview - PASSED!!!

July 12/11..... Oath Ceremony

We're NOT lawyers.... just your average folks who had to find their own way!!!!! Anything we post here is simply our own opinions/suggestions/experiences and should not be taken as LAW!!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Scotland
Timeline
You are alien authorized to work

I thought I was not athorized to work until I received my EAD.

So it will be OK if I tick "legal alien allowed to work" on the SSN forms?


K1

11/06/2007 - I-129F sent to Nebraska

29/06/2007 - NOA1 letter received

21/12/2007 - NOA2 issued

31/12/2007 - NOA2 hard copy

28/01/2008 - Packet 3 received

11/02/2008 - Packet 3 forms & checklist returned to Embassy

13/02/2008 - Medical

28/02/2008 - Packet 4 received

20/03/2008 - Interview @ 10am - APPROVED

28/03/2008 - Visa in hand

14/04/2008 - POE Detroit (DTW)

22/05/2008 - Married

AOS

06/06/2008 - AOS & EAD filed

13/06/2008 - NOA1 letter received

14/07/2008 - Biometrics appointment

14/08/2008 - EAD production ordered

23/08/2008 - EAD card received

14/01/2009 - Green card producation ordered (No interview required)

22/01/2009 - Green card recieved

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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You are alien authorized to work

I thought I was not athorized to work until I received my EAD.

So it will be OK if I tick "legal alien allowed to work" on the SSN forms?

Yes, that's exactly what I did for my wife's SSN card - no questions were asked. Good Luck


2005

K1

March 2 Filed I-129 F

July 21 Interview in Bogota ** Approved ** Very Easy!

AOS

Oct 19 Mailed AOS Packet to Chicago

2006

Feb 17 AOS interview in Denver. Biometrics also done today! (Interviewing officer ordered them.)

Apr 25 Green card received

2008

Removal of conditions

March 17 Refiled using new I-751 form

April 16 Biometrics done

July 10 Green card production ordered

2009

Citizenship

Jan 20 filed N400

Feb 04 NOA date

Feb 24 Biometrics

May 5 Interview - Centennial (Denver, Colorado) Passed

June 10 Oath Ceremony - Teikyo Loretto Heights, Denver, Colorado

July 7 Received Passport in 3 weeks

Shredded all immigration papers Have scanned images

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Scotland
Timeline

Just been doing some reading up on this, and the point that you dont need a SSN to get married. I read the following link and it says "Each applicant must provide a social security number".

http://probate.cuyahogacounty.us/faq/faq_marriage.htm


K1

11/06/2007 - I-129F sent to Nebraska

29/06/2007 - NOA1 letter received

21/12/2007 - NOA2 issued

31/12/2007 - NOA2 hard copy

28/01/2008 - Packet 3 received

11/02/2008 - Packet 3 forms & checklist returned to Embassy

13/02/2008 - Medical

28/02/2008 - Packet 4 received

20/03/2008 - Interview @ 10am - APPROVED

28/03/2008 - Visa in hand

14/04/2008 - POE Detroit (DTW)

22/05/2008 - Married

AOS

06/06/2008 - AOS & EAD filed

13/06/2008 - NOA1 letter received

14/07/2008 - Biometrics appointment

14/08/2008 - EAD production ordered

23/08/2008 - EAD card received

14/01/2009 - Green card producation ordered (No interview required)

22/01/2009 - Green card recieved

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Just been doing some reading up on this, and the point that you dont need a SSN to get married. I read the following link and it says "Each applicant must provide a social security number".

http://probate.cuyahogacounty.us/faq/faq_marriage.htm

Simply ask them what do they do in a situation where either of the parties is not "eligible" for a SSN (such as a citizen of another country).


YMMV

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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You are alien authorized to work

I thought I was not athorized to work until I received my EAD.

So it will be OK if I tick "legal alien allowed to work" on the SSN forms?

Yes, that's exactly what I did for my wife's SSN card - no questions were asked. Good Luck

hmmm K1's arent allowed to work until they get their EAD.


K1

see my timeline for K1

Applied for SSN : 2009-05-07

Received SSN : 2009-05-11 (maiden Name)

Marriage : 2009-06-27

AOS

Filed: 2009-07-20

Delivered : 2009-07-22 Signed by - R MERCADO.

NOA's dated : 2009-07-27

received NOA's : 2009-07-31

touched : 2009-07-30 for EAD, I-485 and AP

Bio Appointment : 2009-08-21

touched: AOS case moved to California 2009-09-09

EAD Card Ordered : 2009-09-17

AP Approved: 2009-09-17

AP Received: 2009-09-24

EAD Card Received: 2009-09-24

Case transfered again, back to the NBC we go 2009-10-13

Woohooo got my drivers license today 2009-10-13

2009-11-05 Went to change my SSN to my married name but was told it wasnt in the system yet i receive mail from USCIS in my married name

April 15th 2010, received email that my green card is on its way woohooo!!!

April 23rd 2010 received my greencard today

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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You are alien authorized to work

I thought I was not athorized to work until I received my EAD.

So it will be OK if I tick "legal alien allowed to work" on the SSN forms?

Yes, that's exactly what I did for my wife's SSN card - no questions were asked. Good Luck

hmmm K1's arent allowed to work until they get their EAD.

this is an SSA application... just the way it is


YMMV

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