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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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My Fiance arrived in US 2 weeks ago on K1 visa which is valid for 90 days. I understand that we need to get married within 90 days. However, how do we approach the paperwork, apply for SSN first? Then Driver's License and then Get married and apply for AOS along with Work Permit?

How soon can she get a driver's license? can she before getting married? we are scheduled to get married in 1 month.

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Service Center ...... California

Consulate.............. New Delhi

I-129F sent............ 2010-07-03

I-129F NOA1.......... 2010-07-17

I-129F NOA2.......... 2010-12-10

Packet 3 rec........... 2011-02-20

Packet 3 sent......... 2011-03-12

Packet 4 rec........... 2011-04-25

Interview date......... 2011-05-02

Interview result....... Approved

Entered United States .... 2011-05-25

Apply for SSN .......... 2011-06-17

Marriage Scheduled ...... 2011-07-09

Apply for AOS and EAD ..........

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Haiti
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My Fiance arrived in US 2 weeks ago on K1 visa which is valid for 90 days. I understand that we need to get married within 90 days. However, how do we approach the paperwork, apply for SSN first? Then Driver's License and then Get married and apply for AOS along with Work Permit?

How soon can she get a driver's license? can she before getting married? we are scheduled to get married in 1 month.

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SSN

STATE ID

MARRIED

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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SSN

STATE ID

MARRIED

In response to the answer: SSN, STATE ID, MARRIED ... I am a little confused. I thought you couldn't just apply for a social security card while you are here on a K-1 Visa, I thought you couldn't get the social security until after your AOS. I could be wrong, but that is what I have heard.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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In response to the answer: SSN, STATE ID, MARRIED ... I am a little confused. I thought you couldn't just apply for a social security card while you are here on a K-1 Visa, I thought you couldn't get the social security until after your AOS. I could be wrong, but that is what I have heard.

Of course you can, K-1 is entitled to a SSN married or not married.

All you do is wait 2 weeks aprox after entry then go apply for your SSN.

Some SS offices don't know their own rules to its advised by the VJ community to print the rules and bring them with you to show them that you can indeed get your SSN.

Edit to add, I got my ssn after I married my husband using only marriage cert and passport. We didn't file for AOS till after I got my ssn.

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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Do the SSN before you marry !

I didnt :(

All the immigration paperwork was in my previous name, so when I married, and went for a SSN, I couldnt get one, as my legal ( now ) last name didnt match anything.


~~~ Hes the chance Im taking ~~~

April 2007 - Met online

Oct. 2008 - He came to Canada to meet me

Dec 25 2009 officially engaged

March 2010 - sent off I-129F

March 27 2010 - Vermont receives package :)

April 3 2010 - Informed through mail that cheque is cashed NOA1

May 28 2010 - RFE notification ( yeah Im online checking alot >.< )

June 5 2010 - RFE hardcopy received

June 18 2010 - RFE returned ( had done it June 7 - but USPS returned grrrr )

--- case says we should hear from them in 60 days from June 18 ---

June 23 - Touched

Aug4 - Email notification of NoA2 :)

Aug. 10 - NOA2 Hardcopy received

Sept. 13 - Faxed off Package 3

Sept 14 - Interview notification set for Oct. 5

Oct. 5 2010 Interview Passed

March 17 2011 POE Canadian/US border

April 1 2011 Marriage

Mailed AOS June 1

Chicago Lockbox confirms delivery June 3

Check cashed through bank - notification June 9

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Do the SSN before you marry !

I didnt :(

All the immigration paperwork was in my previous name, so when I married, and went for a SSN, I couldnt get one, as my legal ( now ) last name didnt match anything.

You should have been able to because the marriage certificate is proof of name change.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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My Fiance arrived in US 2 weeks ago on K1 visa which is valid for 90 days. I understand that we need to get married within 90 days. However, how do we approach the paperwork, apply for SSN first? Then Driver's License and then Get married and apply for AOS along with Work Permit?

How soon can she get a driver's license? can she before getting married? we are scheduled to get married in 1 month.

SSN first. Can't get the licence without the SSN, and some states don't permit a licence unless you have the EAD or GC. So look into your state rules. Then marriage. Though she should be able to get the licence/state ID after marriage as well. Again depends on state rules.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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We got married four days after arrival on a K1. The next week she applied for her social security card in her married name,(showed the marriage license with the name change and marriage certificate). Here in Georgia they would not allow her to get a drivers license until she got her green card.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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Of course you can, K-1 is entitled to a SSN married or not married.

Where does driver's license fall in this picture, can my fiance get a driver's license right after getting ssn? if yes, it will be valid for up til the visa is valid right? how do we extend it after applying for AOS?


Service Center ...... California

Consulate.............. New Delhi

I-129F sent............ 2010-07-03

I-129F NOA1.......... 2010-07-17

I-129F NOA2.......... 2010-12-10

Packet 3 rec........... 2011-02-20

Packet 3 sent......... 2011-03-12

Packet 4 rec........... 2011-04-25

Interview date......... 2011-05-02

Interview result....... Approved

Entered United States .... 2011-05-25

Apply for SSN .......... 2011-06-17

Marriage Scheduled ...... 2011-07-09

Apply for AOS and EAD ..........

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Where does driver's license fall in this picture, can my fiance get a driver's license right after getting ssn? if yes, it will be valid for up til the visa is valid right? how do we extend it after applying for AOS?

It completely depends on the DMV for your state if they allow her to or not.

Every state is different.

I got my DL by switching my Canadian one to an american one and it is valid for longer than my visa/green card is. I was able to do this before I had my green card by using marriage cert/passport/NOA1 from AOS and my previous drivers license. They didn't even look at the NOA1 and just issued it after i took and passed a test on a computer of 30 questions. (though Canada has an agreement with the USA in most states and waives the road test or written test or both.)

You will have to go to your DMV and find out what they will or wont do.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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I am in the same boat, I don't know what is the best to do apply before? Or after married? :(


2011/08/15 - Sent AOS Packet

2011/08/29 - Emails with receipt numbers

2011/09/01 - Hard Copy NOA (AOS, EAD & AP)

2011/09/06 - Appointment Biometrics Letter (appointment for 8/29)

center]"If God is for us, who can be against us?" - Romans 8:31

Si Dios esta con nosotros, quien estara en contra de nosotros - Romanos 8:31[/center]

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I am in the same boat, I don't know what is the best to do apply before? Or after married? :(

We applied after because its one less name change on a document to do, then I could get my DL in my married name too without having to change that one as well because they would of only issued it in the maiden name on the SSN card.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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We applied after because its one less name change on a document to do, then I could get my DL in my married name too without having to change that one as well because they would of only issued it in the maiden name on the SSN card.

Hi,

How long took you to receive your SSN After married? We are planning to get married on 2 week so I been reading is better to apply for the SSN on the K1 because is more faster, So I don't know what to do :(


2011/08/15 - Sent AOS Packet

2011/08/29 - Emails with receipt numbers

2011/09/01 - Hard Copy NOA (AOS, EAD & AP)

2011/09/06 - Appointment Biometrics Letter (appointment for 8/29)

center]"If God is for us, who can be against us?" - Romans 8:31

Si Dios esta con nosotros, quien estara en contra de nosotros - Romanos 8:31[/center]

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Hi,

How long took you to receive your SSN After married? We are planning to get married on 2 week so I been reading is better to apply for the SSN on the K1 because is more faster, So I don't know what to do :(

I got it in the mail about 4 weeks after I applied for it.

Had to call a few times to make sure they were doing their work to get me the SSN.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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I got it in the mail about 4 weeks after I applied for it.

Had to call a few times to make sure they were doing their work to get me the SSN.

Thanks for the information :)


2011/08/15 - Sent AOS Packet

2011/08/29 - Emails with receipt numbers

2011/09/01 - Hard Copy NOA (AOS, EAD & AP)

2011/09/06 - Appointment Biometrics Letter (appointment for 8/29)

center]"If God is for us, who can be against us?" - Romans 8:31

Si Dios esta con nosotros, quien estara en contra de nosotros - Romanos 8:31[/center]

fQXvm7.png

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