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My fiance is here on a K1 visa and we will be getting married within the 90 days of his arrival. However, we're trying to compile the papers for adjustment of status and I'm not sure what the I-94 is that they are requesting. Also, when does he need to apply for his social security number, what is it used for, and is it a problem that he doesn't have it yet?

Please help, I'm so glad we're together but now feel very overwhelmed with what to do next.

Thanks.

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Without the SSN number, your fiance will not be able to work, apply for a lisense, and in some cases, apply for your marriage lisense. Wait two weeks so he can get in the system, then go apply for his SSN. Make sure he brings his passport, and its free of charge.


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Without the SSN number, your fiance will not be able to work, apply for a lisense, and in some cases, apply for your marriage lisense. Wait two weeks so he can get in the system, then go apply for his SSN. Make sure he brings his passport, and its free of charge.

where does he go for the SSN? He has already been in the US for the 90 days. I'm sorry but I guess we missed this part. We've already gotten the marriage license, so that's not a problem. Is there a place where we get information about applying for the SSN on the VIsa Journey Website?

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I 94 is Departure/arrival record as mentioned by Ephsia and you need your SSN which you can very well apply as u hv lot of time in hand


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Without the SSN number, your fiance will not be able to work, apply for a lisense, and in some cases, apply for your marriage lisense. Wait two weeks so he can get in the system, then go apply for his SSN. Make sure he brings his passport, and its free of charge.

where does he go for the SSN? He has already been in the US for the 90 days. I'm sorry but I guess we missed this part. We've already gotten the marriage license, so that's not a problem. Is there a place where we get information about applying for the SSN on the VIsa Journey Website?

yup! click this link... http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...custom&page=ssn

If your I-94 is expired, they may not give you an SSN until you get your EAD to prove your status in the United States.

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My fiance is here on a K1 visa and we will be getting married within the 90 days of his arrival. However, we're trying to compile the papers for adjustment of status and I'm not sure what the I-94 is that they are requesting. Also, when does he need to apply for his social security number, what is it used for, and is it a problem that he doesn't have it yet?

The I-94 looks like this and the 11 digit number across the top is the I-94/Admission number:

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms/images/poms01/0...00203.450B8.gif

He needs to remember that SSA will not assign an SSN or issue a card in his status has expired or is within 14 days of expiring.

K-1 status is good for 90 days, so that only gives him 76 days to be assigned an SSN and issued a card. After that time he will need an EAD or I-551 card to establish authorization to work. Before that time his

I-94 showing K-1 status is the document that establishes authorization to work for SSN purposes.

Find local office:

http://www.ssa.gov/locator

Form SS-5:

http://www.ssa.gov/online/ss-5.html

The status/documents of all aliens must be verified before SSA will assign an SSN and/or issue a card and the 14 day limit applies even if he passes the 76th day while waiting for his status to be verified.

The SSA office will try to verify his status through the SAVE system while he is in the office. If they can't, they will send a form G-845 to immigration for manual verification. This could delay the assigning

of an SSN and/or issuing a card for weeks and some times months.

If the SSA office does send the G-845, suggest that he go back to the SSA office no more that once week with your documents to (1) ask them to check SAVE again (2) ask if they sent a G-845 (3) if yes, did it come back (4) after 30 days ask if they have followed up on the G-845 by calling or sending another mark “second request.”

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203720

RM 00203.720 Verifying Immigration Documents

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203735

RM 00203.735 Requesting Online (Primary) Verification By SAVE

He can try calling the SSA Regional Office if he has waited at least 30 days and your local SSA office doesn't seem to be concerned about following up on the G-845

http://www.ssa.gov/otherssasites/

Refer them to:

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203740

RM 00203.740 Requesting Additional (Manual) Verification By DHS

Step 6

DHS should respond to SSA within 15 federal work days after receiving the Form G-845. If DHS does not respond within 15 federal work days from the receipt of the G-845 from SSA, follow-up with the DHS, USCIS Immigration Status office. (Allow 15 days plus five additional federal work days of mail time for the G-845 to be received at and returned from DHS. Follow local practice to follow-up with DHS.

Some SSA offices have an arrangement with the DHS, USCIS office to telephone for the follow-up contact; other SSA offices send a copy of the original G-845 annotated “second request.”) If the DHS response is still not received within 15 federal work days after the follow-up contact (if the follow-up is by mail allow five additional federal work days of mail time for the G-845 to be received at and returned from DHS), make a second follow-up contact. If the DHS response is not received within 15 federal workdays (again, if the follow-up is by mail, allow five additional federal work days of mail time for the G-845 to be received at and returned from DHS), after two follow-ups, contact the Regional Office (RO). Also report to the RO any trend that shows a serious deviation by DHS from the above time frames. The RO will consult with central office.

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Suggest that he take his birth certificate, passport and I-94 when going to apply. That should cover age, identity and work authorized alien status for the original SSN and card.

Proof of age is not required for a replacement or corrected SSN cards.

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http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203001

RM 00203.001 Evidence Required for an SSN Card

C. POLICY - EVIDENCE FOR AN ORIGINAL OR NEW SSN

1. Work Authorized SSN Card

An alien allowed to work must provide evidence establishing age,

identity and work authorized lawful alien status.

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203020

RM 00203.020 Number of Documents Required for an SSN Card

2. Original (and new SSNs)

At least two documents are required and should be requested.

b. Aliens

A foreign born individual should always be requested to submit a foreign birth certificate if one is in his/her possession or if one can be easily obtained. However, if a foreign birth certificate does not exist or cannot be obtained, accept alternative evidence of age.

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http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203500

RM 00203.500 Employment Authorization for Nonimmigrants

C. POLICY - EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION BY CLASS OF ADMISSION

The following policy applies to employment authorization by class of

admission.

1. Aliens Work Authorized Without Specific DHS Authorization

The following lists nonimmigrants, by alien classification, who are authorized to work in the U.S. without specific authorization from DHS. The alien's I-94 will not have the DHS employment authorization stamp

and the alien will not have an EAD.

K-1 Fiance(e) of U.S. citizen

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http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203450

RM 00203.450 Evidence of Nonimmigrant Status for an SSN Card

POLICY - GENERAL

Each alien lawfully admitted as a nonimmigrant should have an unexpired DHS document as evidence of his/her status. A DHS letter, receipt, copy of an application form or any document not listed in this subchapter is not acceptable evidence of alien status in lieu of the appropriate DHS document.

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http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203030

RM 00203.030 Requesting Documents for an SSN Card

B. POLICY - FORM OF EVIDENCE

Evidence must be:

The original document, or

A copy certified by the issuing agency or custodian of the original

record.

Uncertified photocopies and notarized copies are not acceptable.

A receipt from DHS showing the alien applied for the document is also not acceptable. The applicant must present the actual document.

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where does he go for the SSN? He has already been in the US for the 90 days.

You've said two different things, so I'm checking: has he been in the US as a K-1 for 90 day or more? Did you marry withint those 90 days?


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Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

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Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

USC Jul06

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