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I am crossing on a K-1 Visa from Canada mid-August and my fiance and I are to be wed at the end of that month. Because I will be near 6 months pregnant at that time, we have a DEERS apt the first wk of Sept. so I can see a doctor for my prenatal check up asap.

My question is, what number do I give them for the personal identification #. I won't have my SSN yet, so do I give them the number on the 1-94 in my passport?

I'm very worried and concerned that we may run into issues and we really do need for myself to be enrolled so I can continue my prenatal care.

Help, someone please :help: so concerned and worried

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Before I gotmy SSN,..DEERS just used a foreign ID number they assign you in the ID cards section. After I got my SSN issue, I went back, got a new card, with my SSN details on it.

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"When a man is educated, an individual is educated; when a woman is educated, a family and a country are educated."

— Mahatma Gandhi

The timeline... (Frankfurt) for the kids visas

10/22/2007 Filed I-130 x 2 in person + paid 710 USD (355 each )

10/22/2007 Filed DS-230 part 1 x 2

10/22/2007 Received the document checklist and FRN (case) numbers

12/18/2007 I-130 petition approved, but I didn't know. I was away at the time, didn't get confirmation letters til I got back from the states.

12/20/2007 Notice of Approval arrives in tha mail. According to the date received stamp on back of envelope at my post box.

Will now wait til hubby is back from Iraq to fax in checklist readiness, even though, I have been ready since day of lodging I-130's. all except medical.

02/18/2008 Faxed the "checklist" back to the consulate.

02/25/2008 Medicals completed.

02/25/2008 Appt letters in mail for appt on March 7th. Cant go due to prior military commitments. Emailed consulate and received an amended appt date of March 12th 2008.

03/12/2008 Visa interview - APPROVED x 2

03/27/2008 Visa's finally generated. I emailed the consulate. they apologised for the delay. They forgot to issue the visas after approval.

03/31/2008 Received visas

04/26/2008 Flying out of Frankfurt to next duty station on orders.

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Before I gotmy SSN,..DEERS just used a foreign ID number they assign you in the ID cards section. After I got my SSN issue, I went back, got a new card, with my SSN details on it.

Do you mean I could use a piece of my Canadian ID or that they pull a number and assign it to you as a foreign spouse? Sorry, my brain is shutting down for the evening. If you could relay to me what the person helping you at DEERS said regarding the number it would be great because, when my Fiance called and asked what I as his foreign spouse would need, the man there said a US ID number.

Thanks

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Before I gotmy SSN,..DEERS just used a foreign ID number they assign you in the ID cards section. After I got my SSN issue, I went back, got a new card, with my SSN details on it.

Do you mean I could use a piece of my Canadian ID ...Ugg, Ignore what I posted here..mis-read your post, but would still really appreciate if you could help me with the following....or that they pull a number and assign it to you as a foreign spouse? Sorry, my brain is shutting down for the evening. If you could relay to me what the person helping you at DEERS said regarding the number it would be great because, when my Fiance called and asked what I as his foreign spouse would need, the man there said a US ID number.

Thanks

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Before I gotmy SSN,..DEERS just used a foreign ID number they assign you in the ID cards section. After I got my SSN issue, I went back, got a new card, with my SSN details on it.

Do you mean I could use a piece of my Canadian ID or that they pull a number and assign it to you as a foreign spouse? Sorry, my brain is shutting down for the evening. If you could relay to me what the person helping you at DEERS said regarding the number it would be great because, when my Fiance called and asked what I as his foreign spouse would need, the man there said a US ID number.

Thanks

Hi Tbaygrrl,

I do not remember exactly what they told us, since I was put in Deers immediately after our wedding (before I had the K3 visa).

However, we took our marriage certificate, I had my international passport and another form of ID.

Since I had no SSN yet, they assigned a temporary number, which was put on my ID card.

That number is not really important, if I am not mistaken, since you will have Tricare coverage via your husband (and the last four numbers of his SSN number is what they will ask when you go to the doc).

Once you get your SSN, you go back, like Jodee told you.

If you are this worried about it, why don't you ask your fiance to make an appointment with the Deers-people on post and ask some questions? They should know, right.

Cat

P.S. Make sure Tricare explains you properly what the difference between the Standard and Prime coverage is, since it makes a big difference in whether you would have to pay part of the cost or not.


Website US Department of State, Consular Affairs Bureau: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_1339.html

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Before I gotmy SSN,..DEERS just used a foreign ID number they assign you in the ID cards section. After I got my SSN issue, I went back, got a new card, with my SSN details on it.

Do you mean I could use a piece of my Canadian ID or that they pull a number and assign it to you as a foreign spouse? Sorry, my brain is shutting down for the evening. If you could relay to me what the person helping you at DEERS said regarding the number it would be great because, when my Fiance called and asked what I as his foreign spouse would need, the man there said a US ID number.

Thanks

Hi Tbaygrrl,

I do not remember exactly what they told us, since I was put in Deers immediately after our wedding (before I had the K3 visa).

However, we took our marriage certificate, I had my international passport and another form of ID.

Since I had no SSN yet, they assigned a temporary number, which was put on my ID card.

That number is not really important, if I am not mistaken, since you will have Tricare coverage via your husband (and the last four numbers of his SSN number is what they will ask when you go to the doc).

Once you get your SSN, you go back, like Jodee told you.

If you are this worried about it, why don't you ask your fiance to make an appointment with the Deers-people on post and ask some questions? They should know, right.

Cat

P.S. Make sure Tricare explains you properly what the difference between the Standard and Prime coverage is, since it makes a big difference in whether you would have to pay part of the cost or not.

One more thing: you best also check with the Deers-people and Tricare when your coverage will start precisely, if you have an appointment with Deers on Sept 6 and they put you in their system then.

If I am not mistaken, it would be the first day of the next month. Again, maybe I am wrong, but just check this in advance so you do not have any nasty surprises. There is still time to change your appointment accordingly.


Website US Department of State, Consular Affairs Bureau: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_1339.html

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