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Hello everyone -

I have a couple of questions with regards to getting SSN specifically for K3 filers -

- Is it ok to get SSN w/ the not-valid for work without EAD annotation even if we just filed our AOS? (I've read here that K3 filers should wait until they got their approved EADs but just wanna try our luck and see if we can get it ahead of time just so we can already apply for a joint bank account, do DMV, avail of the medical/dental insurance and all else that requires SSN).

- Do we really need to provide a letter stating the reasons on why we want to get SSN in advance?

- Is there any K3 filer in here that has experienced applying SSN before getting EAD approval? ?

- Side question: Can we already get a state ID?

Your inputs on this will be greatly appreciated. Thanks :)

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AOS:

07/16/08 - filed AOS application

07/18/08 - received by USCIS

07/22/08 - USCIS mailed our NOA

07/24/08 - touched

07/25/08 - received NOA (AOS, EAD, AP)

07/29/08 - received ASC Appointment Notice (Biometrics)

08/09/08 - biometrics appointment

08/11/08 - I485 and I765 touched

09/17/08 - AP approved

09/19/08 - EAD approved, card already in production

09/24/08 - EAD card received

09/25/08 - SSN application

10/01/08 - received letter re: SSN card delivery in 2 weeks

10/06/08 - SSN Card received

02/17/09 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

ROC:

11/19/10 - Submit requirements for Lifting of Conditions

11/22/10 - NOA1 received

12/22/10 - Biometrics Appointment

02/09/11 - ROC APPROVED!

02/10/11 - Green Card Received

US CITIZENSHIP:

12/19/11 - Submit requirements for US Citizenship

12/22/11 - NOA1 received

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans not to harm you but to prosper you. Plans to give you hope and a better future."

- Jeremiah 29:11

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K-3 is NOT a work auth visa so SSA will not issue a SSN. You will have to wait until you get EAD or Green-Card before attempting to apply for SSN.

Most states require SSN before issuing a state ID like Driver's license.

This one of the big reasons to NOT do K-3, it may be a bit quicker than CR-1 but has the pain of not being able to get SSN which slows things after getting to the USA on the K-3.

CR-1 is not taking much longer than K-3, CR-1 costs less, CR-1 gets Green-card upon entry, CR-1 can work, get SSN and driver's license shortly after arrival. K-3 needs EAD before being able to WORK, get SSN, or Driver's license. EAD can take 90 days or more to get.

Also cost compare:

K-3:

I-130: $355

I-129F: NONE

Consulate: $131

AOS: $1010

($1496)

CR-1

I-130: $355

NVC I-864: $70

NVC Visa fee: $400 ($355+$45)

($825)


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Is it ok to get SSN w/ the not-valid for work without EAD annotation even if we just filed our AOS?

K-3 folks can not get a SSN until you have a work permit (EAD).

Do we really need to provide a letter stating the reasons on why we want to get SSN in advance?

To my knowledge, you only need a work permit- not a letter.

Is there any K3 filer in here that has experienced applying SSN before getting EAD approval? The SSA will not give you a SSN without the EAD.

Can we already get a state ID? You may be able to get a state ID depending on the state in which you reside. In Georgia, you don't have to physically bring the card. However, the number will be verified.

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Is it ok to get SSN w/ the not-valid for work without EAD annotation even if we just filed our AOS?

K-3 folks can not get a SSN until you have a work permit (EAD).

Do we really need to provide a letter stating the reasons on why we want to get SSN in advance?

To my knowledge, you only need a work permit- not a letter.

Is there any K3 filer in here that has experienced applying SSN before getting EAD approval? The SSA will not give you a SSN without the EAD.

Can we already get a state ID? You may be able to get a state ID depending on the state in which you reside. In Georgia, you don't have to physically bring the card. However, the number will be verified.

You only need EAD card or Green-Card, as well as other ID items listed by SSA. No letter stateing reasons why SSN is needed.

Having EAD or Green-card makes you work authorized, work authorization is a reason a person needs SSN, employers require SSN in order to report taxable income and withhold income tax.


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

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Thanks so much for the replies and for clarifying. I'll let my husband know and then we can go check if we're able to get a state ID here in CA.


AOS:

07/16/08 - filed AOS application

07/18/08 - received by USCIS

07/22/08 - USCIS mailed our NOA

07/24/08 - touched

07/25/08 - received NOA (AOS, EAD, AP)

07/29/08 - received ASC Appointment Notice (Biometrics)

08/09/08 - biometrics appointment

08/11/08 - I485 and I765 touched

09/17/08 - AP approved

09/19/08 - EAD approved, card already in production

09/24/08 - EAD card received

09/25/08 - SSN application

10/01/08 - received letter re: SSN card delivery in 2 weeks

10/06/08 - SSN Card received

02/17/09 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

ROC:

11/19/10 - Submit requirements for Lifting of Conditions

11/22/10 - NOA1 received

12/22/10 - Biometrics Appointment

02/09/11 - ROC APPROVED!

02/10/11 - Green Card Received

US CITIZENSHIP:

12/19/11 - Submit requirements for US Citizenship

12/22/11 - NOA1 received

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans not to harm you but to prosper you. Plans to give you hope and a better future."

- Jeremiah 29:11

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