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my fiance arrived in the United States last Tuesday so I decided I would look at the k1 visa flow chart.I noticed it showed that I should get a Social Security card for her as soon as possible but people are telling me that the Social Security Department wont even talk to us until we get a green card. I guess I'm just wondering what the process is now if the flowchart is incorrect.

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Get her I-94 form from here

https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/request.html;jsessionid=J2nQJhKNVWDLJT1w66M2f2f2SZJdKbyJ17Q3x3n9Dpyssk2wnb9j!2005623825

She'll only need that and her passport and a form she'll fill out at the SSA office. I submitted a request for a SSN within two weeks of arriving to the US and then waited for it for less than a week.

Good luck!

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We got my husband's SSN about 2 weeks after we got married and about a month before we applied for AOS. You need as least her passport, I-94, and your marriage certificate along with the proper forms.

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my fiance arrived in the United States last Tuesday so I decided I would look at the k1 visa flow chart.I noticed it showed that I should get a Social Security card for her as soon as possible but people are telling me that the Social Security Department wont even talk to us until we get a green card. I guess I'm just wondering what the process is now if the flowchart is incorrect.

Your fiancé is eligible for a SSN. You can go now to the SSA office and get her the number.


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I would recommend you wait 2-3 weeks to get the SSN as their electronic systems take some time to get the immigration files. But like everyone else said, kist the I-94 and their passport at your local SSA office is all you need. Once you're at the desk, takes about a half hour.


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[2014-09-20] !!! WEDDING !!!
[2014-09-22] Applied for SSN
[2014-09-26] Marriage License in Snail Mail
[2014-10-22] Notification of SSC in mail, will arrive "within 2 weeks"
[2014-10-27] SSC Arrived!

2015-04-30] Mailed AOS Package!
[2015-06-16] EAD Approved!
[2015-06-16] AP Approved!
[2015-06-23] EAD/AP Card Received!

[2015-10-02] AOS Approved (No Interview)!

[2015-10-07] Greencard Mailed

[2015-10-09] Approval Notice Recieved

[2015-10-09] Greencard Recieved!

I used RapidVisa for my petition; a paperwork service. A K1 is $375.00 to use their hassle-free online application system.

Useful Links:
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Visa Status Checker (Once you get a Case # from NVC) | Offical USCIS Reasons for a K1 Denial

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I am K1 visa and I got my SSN yesterday by mail. You must get SSN 2 weeks of your arrival if you are k1 visa. When I got my SSN the girl who interviewed me says she glad I came getting my SSN before marriage cos everybody for k1 visa get SSN after marriage which is wrong cos its FIANCEE VISA you have to get SSN BEFORE MARRIAGE. Good luck!

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I am K1 visa and I got my SSN yesterday by mail. You must get SSN 2 weeks of your arrival if you are k1 visa. When I got my SSN the girl who interviewed me says she glad I came getting my SSN before marriage cos everybody for k1 visa get SSN after marriage which is wrong cos its FIANCEE VISA you have to get SSN BEFORE MARRIAGE. Good luck!

Depends on if you're changing your last name.

My fiance (now husband) wasn't changing his last name and got his after our marriage.


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K1 Visa Journey [April 11, 2013 - August 31, 2014]
[2014-09-20] !!! WEDDING !!!
[2014-09-22] Applied for SSN
[2014-09-26] Marriage License in Snail Mail
[2014-10-22] Notification of SSC in mail, will arrive "within 2 weeks"
[2014-10-27] SSC Arrived!

2015-04-30] Mailed AOS Package!
[2015-06-16] EAD Approved!
[2015-06-16] AP Approved!
[2015-06-23] EAD/AP Card Received!

[2015-10-02] AOS Approved (No Interview)!

[2015-10-07] Greencard Mailed

[2015-10-09] Approval Notice Recieved

[2015-10-09] Greencard Recieved!

I used RapidVisa for my petition; a paperwork service. A K1 is $375.00 to use their hassle-free online application system.

Useful Links:
Igor's List | Advanced Search Tool | Q&A With a Former USCIS Adjudicator
Visa Status Checker (Once you get a Case # from NVC) | Offical USCIS Reasons for a K1 Denial

The advice offered by this user is not legal advice. You should contact an attorney to obtain legal advice.

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my fiance arrived in the United States last Tuesday so I decided I would look at the k1 visa flow chart.I noticed it showed that I should get a Social Security card for her as soon as possible but people are telling me that the Social Security Department wont even talk to us until we get a green card. I guess I'm just wondering what the process is now if the flowchart is incorrect.

No, those people are wrong....but if you wait too long to near the expiration of the I-94 visa then they'll have to wait for the CG.


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You can get the SSN anytime before your I-94 has only 2 weeks validity left. Since the I-94 became automated/electronic, people have found that waiting 2 weeks after arrival has not been needed. Some have been able to get the SSN within days of entry with the K-1. If you wait until you only have 2 weeks or less on your I-94, then you will need to wait until you file for AOS and get your EAD in order to get the SSN.

Married yet or not, it is recommended to file for the SSN in your maiden name instead of bringing the marriage certificate and trying to get it in the married name. A lot of SSA workers don't understand the rules of their own job, so they tend give out misinformation and do things wrong a lot.

~ Moved from K-1 Process to Social Security Numbers - topic about SSN~


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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my fiance arrived in the United States last Tuesday so I decided I would look at the k1 visa flow chart.I noticed it showed that I should get a Social Security card for her as soon as possible but people are telling me that the Social Security Department wont even talk to us until we get a green card. I guess I'm just wondering what the process is now if the flowchart is incorrect.

I'm not sure how it is in your local SSA office, but I arrived in LAX on a Thursday and got my SSN the following Tuesday (because Monday was a holiday). I just brought my passport with the K-1 visa and a printout of my I-94.

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my fiance arrived in the United States last Tuesday so I decided I would look at the k1 visa flow chart.I noticed it showed that I should get a Social Security card for her as soon as possible but people are telling me that the Social Security Department wont even talk to us until we get a green card. I guess I'm just wondering what the process is now if the flowchart is incorrect.

which people are these?

That's great, sounds like the people I was listening to may have misinformation.

who are these people, and can they be fought against, overcome, with foo, soonish?


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"BUY ALL MEANS, GET A SS CARD AS SOON AS YOU UN-PACK"..,.,.,. do not make the mistake me and my now wife made, we waited until after the marriage, and her name was changed.,.,.,.,.there was no such name in the system under the I-94.,.,.,it took weeks to get straight.,.,.

Get the ss card asap.,.,.,then after marriage, before 17 days of your I-94 expiring go to ss office and get the name change.,.,.,.,.,changing the name is easy.,.,.,getting a ss card for a person not in the I-94 data base is pure hell!

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