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Hi,

I'll be moving to US on spouse visa in a year or so. We live in japan now. We have consular approval but haven't done green card application yet 'cos too early.

I'm worried that I will arrive without any credit history in the US and would like to prepare somehow. Has anyone had any experience with new resident credit issues? Can I transfer credit history from abroad? Is there anything I can do to build credit before I have an address and a social security number?

Thanks for your help

Jan

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Hi,

I'll be moving to US on spouse visa in a year or so. We live in japan now. We have consular approval but haven't done green card application yet 'cos too early.

I'm worried that I will arrive without any credit history in the US and would like to prepare somehow. Has anyone had any experience with new resident credit issues? Can I transfer credit history from abroad? Is there anything I can do to build credit before I have an address and a social security number?

Thanks for your help

Jan

Don't bother. Once you get to the USA, your credit is zero and you will need to start from scratch.


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you will arrive with nothing credit wise. Maybe your spouse could put you on his american bank account but that doesn't do much...

You'll really need to start building it once you get here.

You'll need a social security number to get credit.


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