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Hi,

we went to the Social Security Office yesterday (2 weeks after entering US on K1) and were advised not to apply for a social security number but wait for at least 30 days because DHS might have filed for a social security number, too and this would cause trouble.

Did anyone experience this?

Thanks

Sib

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Hi,

we went to the Social Security Office yesterday (2 weeks after entering US on K1) and were advised not to apply for a social security number but wait for at least 30 days because DHS might have filed for a social security number, too and this would cause trouble.

Did anyone experience this?

Thanks

Sib

You're here on a K1 - after about two weeks (as you already know) you should be in their 'system' - and can apply - I'd go back and ask to speak with a supervisor if you get this same message. :thumbs:

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You were given bad advice at the Social Security office - DHS will NOT file for a SSN for you. If you had entered on a CR-1 (already married and getting your green card when you cross the border) you can request a SSN card to be sent to you but not for a K-1. You need to request your own after allowing 10 days to 2 weeks for your information to be updated with immigration. You do not want to wait another 30 days - you want to get your SSN as soon as you can after entering. If you run into this 'advice' again tell them they are confusing a CR-1 with a K-1. Good luck.


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Seems like someone was trying to help, but the advice doesn't apply to K1 visas. Go back ASAP and apply. If they tell you the same thing, insist on applying. If that doesn't work ask for a supervisor. Still doesn't work...try a new SSA office.

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