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Does anyone know how easily/quickly you get a social security number? My fiance checked one of the boxes on a form that said "Apply for Social Security number for me" and I'm wondering if that happens automatically or if he has to do that once he gets to the states?? He's arriving next week, and I need a social security number for him to add him to my health insurance once we're married. Anyone have any advice on this?!?! THANKS! :)

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Firstly DS-230 part 2 is not used for K-1 visas, and secondly that check box only works for immigrant visas like CR-1 and IR-1 visas.

You need to enter the USA wait about 2 weeks, and then apply for the number at an SSA office.


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Firstly DS-230 part 2 is not used for K-1 visas, and secondly that check box only works for immigrant visas like CR-1 and IR-1 visas.

You need to enter the USA wait about 2 weeks, and then apply for the number at an SSA office.

Thanks, that's very helpful!! I'm just doing research on how to add him to my bank accounts, etc...and they all want a social security or permanent resident card number....which we obviously don't have yet!

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Thanks, that's very helpful!! I'm just doing research on how to add him to my bank accounts, etc...and they all want a social security or permanent resident card number....which we obviously don't have yet!

Many abuses with regard to SSN, K-1 is allowed one for one reason only, to get married. There is a fed law that requires people applying for a "license" to have a SSN, it has to do with dead-beat parents, the law is to track deadbeats when they apply for: (Driver's License, Fishing License, Hunting License, Business License, Marriage License....) Some states are NO SSN, NO License.. Most states do not comply for marriage license however SSA has been instructed to issue to K-1 holders only.

If you get problems with Bank threaten to take business elsewhere. Also this can be the case with med insurance, just call and ask for a supervisor.


OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

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Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

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

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Many abuses with regard to SSN, K-1 is allowed one for one reason only, to get married. There is a fed law that requires people applying for a "license" to have a SSN, it has to do with dead-beat parents, the law is to track deadbeats when they apply for: (Driver's License, Fishing License, Hunting License, Business License, Marriage License....) Some states are NO SSN, NO License.. Most states do not comply for marriage license however SSA has been instructed to issue to K-1 holders only.

If you get problems with Bank threaten to take business elsewhere. Also this can be the case with med insurance, just call and ask for a supervisor.

I already noticed that on my medical insurance he has to have the SSN, so I am looking into that too, but I can't add him until after we're married anyway. So, the SSA should allow us to apply for the SSN before we're married then? He gets here 1 month before the wedding, so we should have plenty of time then, I suppose. It's crazy how much red tape you have to go through to get things done! The bank just said they can do it with his passport number (Even though it's not a US passport) so that's good news! Thanks again...I feel like there is not a lot of guidance out there...don't know what I'd do without this forum!! :)

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I already noticed that on my medical insurance he has to have the SSN, so I am looking into that too, but I can't add him until after we're married anyway. So, the SSA should allow us to apply for the SSN before we're married then? He gets here 1 month before the wedding, so we should have plenty of time then, I suppose. It's crazy how much red tape you have to go through to get things done! The bank just said they can do it with his passport number (Even though it's not a US passport) so that's good news! Thanks again...I feel like there is not a lot of guidance out there...don't know what I'd do without this forum!! :)

You have no idea how much red tape. He can get the SSN 2 weeks after he arrives should not be a problem then you can add him to the bank and medical after your marriage. He will be right


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I already noticed that on my medical insurance he has to have the SSN, so I am looking into that too, but I can't add him until after we're married anyway. So, the SSA should allow us to apply for the SSN before we're married then? He gets here 1 month before the wedding, so we should have plenty of time then, I suppose. It's crazy how much red tape you have to go through to get things done! The bank just said they can do it with his passport number (Even though it's not a US passport) so that's good news! Thanks again...I feel like there is not a lot of guidance out there...don't know what I'd do without this forum!! :)

Yep, SSA is REQUIRED to issue K-1 a SSN within the 90 day period allowed by the I-94, for the reason I indicated "To get a Marriage License" Kind of hard to get hitiched in some states like TN and NC and a few other places that require a SSN.

Wait 2 weeks after entry because it can take USCIS that long to update records SSA uses to confirm immigrations status, and do not wait until 90 days after, SSA will not issue a number if there is less than 10 days or so of legal stay left.

Also later when you do get green-card, revisit SSA to get a replacement card without the restriction notation on it.


OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

1428954228.1592.1755425389.png

CHIN0001_zps9c01d045.gifCHIN0100_zps02549215.gifTAIW0001_zps9a9075f1.gifVIET0001_zps0a49d4a7.gif

Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

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

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You have no idea how much red tape. He can get the SSN 2 weeks after he arrives should not be a problem then you can add him to the bank and medical after your marriage. He will be right

Thanks for the info! It's crazy how much there is to know....and how NO ONE in the system really tells you how to accomplish it!

Yep, SSA is REQUIRED to issue K-1 a SSN within the 90 day period allowed by the I-94, for the reason I indicated "To get a Marriage License" Kind of hard to get hitiched in some states like TN and NC and a few other places that require a SSN.

Wait 2 weeks after entry because it can take USCIS that long to update records SSA uses to confirm immigrations status, and do not wait until 90 days after, SSA will not issue a number if there is less than 10 days or so of legal stay left.

Also later when you do get green-card, revisit SSA to get a replacement card without the restriction notation on it.

Thanks again....we'll wait the 2 weeks, and that should be perfect for the marriage license, etc. as we have 1 month til the wedding once he arrives. It's nice to know there are people out there willing to give us the info! :) Thanks!!!

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