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SSN - Application in person or via Mail?

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Good evening folks, I arrived in States exactly two weeks ago on a K1 visa, and was thinking about applying for SSN within the next couple days. Primary question is, of course, can I mail me application or do I have to appear in person?

Secondly I wish to know if I'd need the birth certificate; the name on me birth certificate is different from the name on me passport (K1 Visa sticker and I-94) so would that make a difference? My name was changed right after the issuance of the birth certificate, and as things are in the old country, no official change was required so this is a bit complicated. I may point out how the embassy had no issue with the discrepancy between me name on the birth certificate and passport for reasons how this is common.

Thirdly, can I apply for a joint bank account/healthcare insurance WITHOUT the SSN?

Thank you very much.

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You tell me how to apply for an SSN via mail, and I'll give you one of my Volvos.


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From the sound of it, you can't apply for SSN via mail... I see. It was a general query. It'd be lovely if you can help out with the remainder of it.

Any idea what this is about?

http://www.ssa.gov/cardcenters/cardcenterinfo.html

If you live or receive mail in Bronx NY, Brooklyn NY, Queens NY, Orlando FL (Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties), Sacramento County CA, Phoenix AZ (Maricopa County and Apache Junction Area), Las Vegas NV, Philadelphia PA, or Greater Twin Cities Metropolitan Area MN, you must apply in-person or by mail to a Social Security Card Center for an original or replacement Social Security card.

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So about the Volvo...

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From the sound of it, you can't apply for SSN via mail... I see. It was a general query. It'd be lovely if you can help out with the remainder of it.

Any idea what this is about?

http://www.ssa.gov/cardcenters/cardcenterinfo.html

If you live or receive mail in Bronx NY, Brooklyn NY, Queens NY, Orlando FL (Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties), Sacramento County CA, Phoenix AZ (Maricopa County and Apache Junction Area), Las Vegas NV, Philadelphia PA, or Greater Twin Cities Metropolitan Area MN, you must apply in-person or by mail to a Social Security Card Center for an original or replacement Social Security card.

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So about the Volvo...

Apply in person.

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While it probably is best to apply in person (despite the fact that my whole SSA has left me with an invalid number at the moment because the name on my green card does not match the one on my SSN from when I first applied...when the clerk refused to give it to me in my married name until I had a green card in hand), it DOES state on the application that you can mail it.

HOW TO SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION

In most cases, you can take or mail this signed application with your documents to any Social Security office. Any documents you mail to us will be returned to you. Go to

https://secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/FOLO/fo001.jsp

to find the Social Security office or Social Security Card Center that serves your area.


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ooooh Volvo headed your way.

Not my purple one, though.


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You CAN mail your application, but the mail-in application requires original documents or copies certified by the issuing agency. Since you wouldn't want to mail in your passport (or GC or EAD if that's what you're using) and can't provide certified copies of these, then you will have to do it in person.

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