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Hi everyone,

My fiance has arrived in the US about 2 weeks ago. Our wedding is on January 15. I was wondering, can we start applying for a social security number prior to our marriage? (if given a social security number, will that be his number even after the AOS is approved and given a green card?) What about a driver's license? If these are possible to apply prior to marriage, what are the steps to do so and the requirements.

Thank you so much for your help.

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Hi everyone,

My fiance has arrived in the US about 2 weeks ago. Our wedding is on January 15. I was wondering, can we start applying for a social security number prior to our marriage? (if given a social security number, will that be his number even after the AOS is approved and given a green card?) What about a driver's license? If these are possible to apply prior to marriage, what are the steps to do so and the requirements.

Thank you so much for your help.

Yes you can apply for the SSN now. SSN is the SSN forever (has yours ever changed?)

Not sure about driver's license, that is a state issue.


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roxanne23, on 28 Nov 2014 - 03:18 AM, said:

Hi everyone,

My fiance has arrived in the US about 2 weeks ago. Our wedding is on January 15. I was wondering, can we start applying for a social security number prior to our marriage? (if given a social security number, will that be his number even after the AOS is approved and given a green card?) What about a driver's license? If these are possible to apply prior to marriage, what are the steps to do so and the requirements.

Thank you so much for your help.

The one plus for having a SSN is to open a bank account or be a signatory on your account. Otherwise, you can get it after your married at which time you will need your marriage document as proof for SS. Like Hank said, the SSN is the only one you will have and it's guaranteed to last all your life and take your money when ever you have too much.

Check with your states DMV website for further requirements to get a DL in your state. None of us can say with certainty what you will need.


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Its better to get the SSN after your marriage so you don't have to update her last name again. Some states allow you to take the driving test exam base on your I-94. But the permit will expire the same date on the I-94.

unfortunately this wastes time,

as

there's a 74 day window in which to apply, as a k-1 visa holder,

and

if not apply in VISA name, a DHS namecheck occurs, taking 2 to 10 weeks - tis the kiss of death.

Seriously, the OP should just go in with the I-94, passport and apply in VISA name asap.


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unfortunately this wastes time,

as

there's a 74 day window in which to apply, as a k-1 visa holder,

and

if not apply in VISA name, a DHS namecheck occurs, taking 2 to 10 weeks - tis the kiss of death.

Seriously, the OP should just go in with the I-94, passport and apply in VISA name asap.

What are you talking about kiss of death..he was only asking if hes fiancee can take a driving test.

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ya, i got it twisted and backwards, sorry.

my words are true for a female k-1 visa holder. not male.


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ya, i got it twisted and backwards, sorry.

my words are true for a female k-1 visa holder. not male.

huh?

god willing, I plan on marrying within 2 weeks maximum when my fiance gets here. does it still make sense to get a SSN before getting married or after? which process would allow for less interaction with the government?


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huh?

god willing, I plan on marrying within 2 weeks maximum when my fiance gets here. does it still make sense to get a SSN before getting married or after? which process would allow for less interaction with the government?

IMO, I agree with Oatmeal...after. Difference in amount of interaction is minimal all things considered. Your interaction with the government will never end sans immigration after naturalization.

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IMO, I agree with Oatmeal...after. Difference in amount of interaction is minimal all things considered. Your interaction with the government will never end sans immigration after naturalization.

I also need to mention that getting my fiance on insurance as soon as possible is a priority as well.


K1 Visa Event Date Service Center : Texas Service Center Transferred? No Consulate : Juarez, Mexico

I-129F: Sent 9/5/2014

I-129F: Arrived at Lewisville 9/8/2014

I-129F: NOA1 Text message/mail 9/11/2014

I-129F: Alien Registration Number Changed 9/16/2014

I-129F: Request to correct on document or notice assigned to an officer for response 10/25/2014

I-129F: Name Change request made 10/31/2014

I-129F: Crickets as of today

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Its better to get the SSN after your marriage so you don't have to update her last name again. Some states allow you to take the driving test exam base on your I-94. But the permit will expire the same date on the I-94.

This is a guy - ;)


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2079.gif Hank.... need to cut him some slack. 2083.gif


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Its better to get the SSN after your marriage so you don't have to update her last name again. Some states allow you to take the driving test exam base on your I-94. But the permit will expire the same date on the I-94.

Wrong.

Better to get SSN as soon as beneficiary enters the USA.

As far as Driver License in Texas you need valid SS # and EAD/AP or GreenCard now of days in order to apply for a DL.

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Thanks for the reply. Yes my fiance is male, so I don't think I have to worry about his name change. I just wanted to process things as early as I can and get things out of the way. I just wanted to clarify, although he has a social security number, he is still not able to apply for a job correct?

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