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Hello there , i just wanna ask, which is better to apply an SSN as soon as i arrived in the USA and not yet married??? or to apply SSN after wedding day and used my married name???? can i apply AOS and EAD if my SSN is my maiden name???

any help will be helpful, thank you in advance.

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Get you SSN in your maiden name and then when you have your EAD in your married name get your SSN changed to your married name...

When you arrive wait about 2 weeks before applying for your SSN to allow time for your details to be on the SAVE system....

Hope this helps

Kezzie

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Hello there , i just wanna ask, which is better to apply an SSN as soon as i arrived in the USA and not yet married??? or to apply SSN after wedding day and used my married name???? can i apply AOS and EAD if my SSN is my maiden name???

any help will be helpful, thank you in advance.

thank you kezzie , so when i arrived in USA i must do SSN in maiden name , then apply for EAD before AOS??? or does EAD and AOS can be processed the same time???

thanks

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You arrive with K1... after 2 weeks go to the SS office and apply for SSN.... Get married within 90 days of your arrival... file for AOS, EAD, AP (in your married name if that what you want to use), all together... when you get EAD go back to SS office and change your name to married name....

Kezzie

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I applied for my SSN after I got married (so I wouldn't have to change my name after marriage) and then applied for AOS/EAD/AP in my married name.


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I applied for my SSN after I got married (so I wouldn't have to change my name after marriage) and then applied for AOS/EAD/AP in my married name.

Based on your timeline I assume you applied for your SSN before December 2005 when SSA tightened up the rules for name changes and idenity documents, so if that's the case, what happened to you isn't really relivant

Hello there , i just wanna ask, which is better to apply an SSN as soon as i arrived in the USA and not yet married??? or to apply SSN after wedding day and used my married name???? can i apply AOS and EAD if my SSN is my maiden name???

You can apply before or after you are married, but people overall seem to have less problems applying with the maiden name before getting married. Plus waiting 10 to 14 days after you arrive to apply is OK as well.

What name is on your SSN record doesn't affect the name you use for the AOS and EAD card, nor do you even need an SSN to apply for AOS or an EAD card.

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I applied for my SSN after I got married (so I wouldn't have to change my name after marriage) and then applied for AOS/EAD/AP in my married name.

Based on your timeline I assume you applied for your SSN before December 2005 when SSA tightened up the rules for name changes and idenity documents, so if that's the case, what happened to you isn't really relivant

Hello there , i just wanna ask, which is better to apply an SSN as soon as i arrived in the USA and not yet married??? or to apply SSN after wedding day and used my married name???? can i apply AOS and EAD if my SSN is my maiden name???

You can apply before or after you are married, but people overall seem to have less problems applying with the maiden name before getting married. Plus waiting 10 to 14 days after you arrive to apply is OK as well.

What name is on your SSN record doesn't affect the name you use for the AOS and EAD card, nor do you even need an SSN to apply for AOS or an EAD card.

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Sorry I don't understand why one should wait 2 weeks before applying for SSN?

Well the info that gets entered into SAVE comes from the part of the I-94 they keep. It gets sent off to I believe Kentucky to be entered.

The SSA office is supposed to hold your SSN application if you apply before you have been here 10 days and they can't verify you through SAVE and check again after the tenth day before sending the G-845 for manual verification. So by waiting 10 to 14 days you are just doing SSA's work and making sure you have given enough time for your info to be entered into SAVE.

Not required, but not really going to hurt if you do wait.

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Sorry I don't understand why one should wait 2 weeks before applying for SSN?

Well the info that gets entered into SAVE comes from the part of the I-94 they keep. It gets sent off to I believe Kentucky to be entered.

The SSA office is supposed to hold your SSN application if you apply before you have been here 10 days and they can't verify you through SAVE and check again after the tenth day before sending the G-845 for manual verification. So by waiting 10 to 14 days you are just doing SSA's work and making sure you have given enough time for your info to be entered into SAVE.

Not required, but not really going to hurt if you do wait.

Thank you, I had no idea about that. Thanks!

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