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Hey everyone,

I've been having some issues getting my ssn with a K-1 visa. when I entered the country on my k-1 visa in June, I think I got a "newbie" border guard, he kept asking for help from his supervisor and what not. He stamped my passport above my visa and then stapled the little I-94 card thing inside the passport. When I went to go get a SSN, I waited over 2 weeks like everyone had told me, so my info would be in the "system" and they still had to talk to INS about my visa. Took almost a month to get my ssn. After we got married, I got copies of my marriage cert. and I took it in to social security, and the lady there told me they had to talk to INS again because they were having an issue with my I-94.

So what do you think the deal is? did the border guard who processed me when I entered the country mess up on my I-94? and if so will that cause an issue when I apply for adjustment of status? Is it normal to just have a card stapled into the passport? or was I supposed to receive more?

any advice or input is greatly appreciated :)


K-1 Process:

I-129F Sent : 2007-10-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-11-05

I-129F NOA2 : 2008-03-11

Interview Date : 2008-06-11

Visa Received : 2008-06-13

US Entry : 2008-06-16

applied for SSN: 2008-07-02

SSN arrived: 2008-07-21

Marriage : 2008-08-16

AOS/EAD/AP:

Mailed AOS pkg: 2008-09-06

pkg arrived: 2008-09-08

NOA1 issue date: 2008-09-11

received NOA1's: 2008-09-15

Biometrics letter: 2008-09-18

RFE email from CRIS: 2008-09-26

Bio appt in St.Paul: 2008-10-01

Received RFE: 2008-10-01 - for w-2s and joint sponsor Birth Cert.

Mailed RFE: 2008-10-18

Case resumed: 2008-10-22

Transferred to CSC: 2008-11-03

I-485 touches: 2008-11-04, 2009-01-12

EAD approved: 2008-11-18

AP approved: 2008-11-19

EAD, AP arrived: 2008-11-28

I-485 approved: 2009-02-12

GreenCard Recieved: 2009-02-20

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Hey everyone,

I've been having some issues getting my ssn with a K-1 visa. when I entered the country on my k-1 visa in June, I think I got a "newbie" border guard, he kept asking for help from his supervisor and what not. He stamped my passport above my visa and then stapled the little I-94 card thing inside the passport. When I went to go get a SSN, I waited over 2 weeks like everyone had told me, so my info would be in the "system" and they still had to talk to INS about my visa. Took almost a month to get my ssn. After we got married, I got copies of my marriage cert. and I took it in to social security, and the lady there told me they had to talk to INS again because they were having an issue with my I-94.

So what do you think the deal is? did the border guard who processed me when I entered the country mess up on my I-94? and if so will that cause an issue when I apply for adjustment of status? Is it normal to just have a card stapled into the passport? or was I supposed to receive more?

any advice or input is greatly appreciated :)

Don't know if your entry into the SAFE System is messed up or not but the I-94 stapled into your passport certainly sounds like what should be there. Without more info there is no way to know what might be messed up and even then it may be an issue that only those with access to the SAFE System can answer.


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Hi,

My I-94 (departure recod) was only stapled also in my passport. (to be specific on page 18.)

Hey everyone,

I've been having some issues getting my ssn with a K-1 visa. when I entered the country on my k-1 visa in June, I think I got a "newbie" border guard, he kept asking for help from his supervisor and what not. He stamped my passport above my visa and then stapled the little I-94 card thing inside the passport. When I went to go get a SSN, I waited over 2 weeks like everyone had told me, so my info would be in the "system" and they still had to talk to INS about my visa. Took almost a month to get my ssn. After we got married, I got copies of my marriage cert. and I took it in to social security, and the lady there told me they had to talk to INS again because they were having an issue with my I-94.

So what do you think the deal is? did the border guard who processed me when I entered the country mess up on my I-94? and if so will that cause an issue when I apply for adjustment of status? Is it normal to just have a card stapled into the passport? or was I supposed to receive more?

any advice or input is greatly appreciated :)

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My I-94 was stapled to my passport as well. Mine was also stamped above the visa. I believe that is normal. Does the I-94 have the 90 days date written on it? That would be the only thing I can think of that they could do wrong. It could be that SS was just having problems with the name change since your name with USCIS is now different than your married name. The marriage certificate should handle that but sometimes SS seems to have problems understanding how to process K-1 SSNs.

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Thanks for the responses, I'm glad mine is similar to everyone elses. I suppose the SSA office just wasnt familiar with a k-1 visa. I was just worried because the lady at the office said there was an issue, but I suppose in this case I'll just have to wait and see what happens with AOS. :)


K-1 Process:

I-129F Sent : 2007-10-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-11-05

I-129F NOA2 : 2008-03-11

Interview Date : 2008-06-11

Visa Received : 2008-06-13

US Entry : 2008-06-16

applied for SSN: 2008-07-02

SSN arrived: 2008-07-21

Marriage : 2008-08-16

AOS/EAD/AP:

Mailed AOS pkg: 2008-09-06

pkg arrived: 2008-09-08

NOA1 issue date: 2008-09-11

received NOA1's: 2008-09-15

Biometrics letter: 2008-09-18

RFE email from CRIS: 2008-09-26

Bio appt in St.Paul: 2008-10-01

Received RFE: 2008-10-01 - for w-2s and joint sponsor Birth Cert.

Mailed RFE: 2008-10-18

Case resumed: 2008-10-22

Transferred to CSC: 2008-11-03

I-485 touches: 2008-11-04, 2009-01-12

EAD approved: 2008-11-18

AP approved: 2008-11-19

EAD, AP arrived: 2008-11-28

I-485 approved: 2009-02-12

GreenCard Recieved: 2009-02-20

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Thanks for the responses, I'm glad mine is similar to everyone elses. I suppose the SSA office just wasnt familiar with a k-1 visa. I was just worried because the lady at the office said there was an issue, but I suppose in this case I'll just have to wait and see what happens with AOS. :)

Good luck. :)

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If your I-94 looks like this you are good to go. I-94. Yes, it's normal to have the card stapled into the passport. On the page behind it you'll see another stamp with the entry information. When you AOS you send them a photocopy of the front of the I-94 as well as the back with the stamp which was placed in your passport.


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If you're going to change your name with SSA and your K1 is about to expire, or has expired, they may not do it because technically with an expired visa you're no longer work authorized so they can't issue you a SSN, and they won't change your name.

A former VJer friend of mine in NC had a helluva time with the local SSA here and couldn't change her name on her SSN card until after she got her EAD, and even then it took them several months to sort it all out.


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I knew someone from our town her, had had problem with the I-94 because the immigration officer made mistake typing her name wrong upon looking on the hand written in her I-94.

This exact same thing happened with my wife. The immigration officer at POE entered the spelling of her first and last name from form I-94 incorrectly into the computer. We had to visit Customs and Border Protection and have it corrected before filing for SSN.

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Hi,

I also applied for my SSN 10 days after I got married and the woman who assisted me asked for my passport,I-94 (which is stapled in it) and my Marriage License. She said it will normally take 4 to 6 weeks till they will issue my SSN because they need to verify the documents I submitted to show my status with Federal, State or local office in the US that issued my documents. After almost 5 weeks I got a letter from the local SS office informing me that my card will be mailed in 2 weeks but I got it after 2 days. My SSN was mailed from the main office not in the local office where I applied. You'll be getting yours soon. Goodluck!


K1 TIMELINE:
. 04/16/2007 - Mailed I-129F
. 04/25/2007 - NOA1
. 10/12/2007 - NOA2
. 02/11/2008 - Forwarded to NVC
. 03/13/2008 - Forwarded to Consulate
. 04/22/2008 - Interview at US Embassy
. 05/06/2008 - Visa Approved (After 2 weeks of Doc. Verification)
. 05/08/2008 - Visa in Hand!

AOS TIMELINE:
. 08/26/2008 - Applied AOS via UPS
. 09/02/2008 - Case shown online as "received and pending"
. 09/03/2008 - Check Cashed!
. 09/08 /2008 - Received NOA'S for AOS and EAD (Notices Dated: 9/02/2008)
. 09/11/2008 - Received Notice for Biometrics Appointment (Notice Dated: 9/04/2008)
. 10/01/2008 - Biometrics Appointment
. 11/17/2008 - EAD Approval Sent; EAD Card Received
. 02/23/2009 - Received Letter for Interview
. 04/02/2009 - AOS Interview and Approved!
. 04/13/2009 - Greencard in Hand! (Thanks God!)

REMOVE CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCE:
. 12/29/2010 - Mailed I-751 to VT Service Center
. 12/31/2010 - Received and Signed for by D Renaud
. 01/06/2011 - Check Cashed!

. 01/08/2011 - Received NOA (Receipt dated 01/03/2011)
. 02/03/2011 - Biometrics Appointment Notice (Receipt dated 01/10/2011)
. 06/16/2001 - Received Approval Notice in the mail (Receipt dated 06/13/2011)
. 06/18/2011 - Greencard in Hand!

CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE:

. 04/08/2014 - Mailed N-400 to Lewisville, TX

. 04/10/2014 - Received and Signed by Edwards

. 04/15/2014 - Check Cashed

. 04/21/2014 - Received NOA (Notice Dated 04/14/2014)

. 05/12/2014 - Biometrics Appointment (Notice Dated 04/21/2014)

. 08/06/2014 - Interview Appointment (Notice Dated 06/30/2014)

. 09/05/2014 - Oath Taking (Notice Dated 08/18/2014)

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I knew someone from our town her, had had problem with the I-94 because the immigration officer made mistake typing her name wrong upon looking on the hand written in her I-94.

This exact same thing happened with my wife. The immigration officer at POE entered the spelling of her first and last name from form I-94 incorrectly into the computer. We had to visit Customs and Border Protection and have it corrected before filing for SSN.

Hi! We had the same problem. Yay, extra trip to the airport! (See my signature below.)


AOS & getting the SSN & the I-693

6/13/08 Applied for SSN for David ----- TRIP 1; 6/23/08 Went back to SSA 'cuz the person didn't pc all documents (rec'd letter from them) ----- TRIP 2

7/2/08 Received David's health insurance cards! Yay!

7/3/08 Went back to SSA; they said come back 7/9 if he still hasn't received it ----- TRIP 3

7/8/08 Got list of vaccines he still needed from CS by fax/phone; tested for immunity to MMR (only vaccine still needed) at our family dr

7/9 & 7/10/08 Went back to SSA, card still not received - Denied opportunity to apply for replacement ----- TRIP 4; Went back to SSA again to apply for a replacement card - Talked to a supervisor this time, POE people entered his last name incorrectly ----- TRIP 5; went to get David's ID thru the State, denied - instructions wrong on website; measles test inconclusive, another test needed; requested new lease

7/14/08 SSA called me in regards to problems at local SSA office

7/15/08 INFOPASS appt to fix POE name input error and then went to airport to fix POE name error

7/17/08 Received SSN card in mail and went to get state ID

7/21/08 State ID received in the mail and tested again for measles immunity

7/29/08 MMR shot #2 given and dropped off papers at Civil Surgeon (CS)

7/31/08 Picked up I-693, completed by local CS, (I paid $25, don't be fooled)

8/3 - 8/6/08 Worked on forms I-485, G-325A, I-864, I-765 and I-131; sent to Chicago - YESSS!

8/11/08 NOA1 for AOS, EAD and AP; 9/2/08 Transfered to CSC; 9/4/08 Biometrics

10/24/08 Rec'd AP; 10/27/08 Rec'd EAD; 11/24/08 Rec'd GC

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