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Hi, I have one more question. I am on k1 visa here, we already got married. Can I apply for social security number? A lawyer told me that I can not apply until I have EAD or Green Card, is this true?


I-129F Sent : 2014-06-30

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-12

I-129F RFE(s) : 2014-09-27

RFE Reply(s) : 2014-10-03

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-10-10

NVC: Case Creation Date: 2014-10-28

NVC: Case sent to the Consulate: 2014-10-29

NVC: Case arrived to the Consulate: 2014-10-31

Received Instructions from the Consulate: 2014-11-05

Dropped off all the documents requested for the interview at the Consulate (we dont have Packet 3&4): 2014-11-17

Interview date: 2014-12-2 :dancing:

Result: APPROVED

Date of entry in US: 2015-01-12

Date of Marriage: 2015-02-19

AOS, EAD & AP sent: 2015-03-11

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check the ssn sub-forum, quickly !


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Hi, I have one more question. I am on k1 visa here, we already got married. Can I apply for social security number? A lawyer told me that I can not apply until I have EAD or Green Card, is this true?

Yes you can apply for your SSN. You only need to wait until you have your EAD if your I-94 is already expired or there is 2 weeks or less remaining until it expires.

Be sure to apply in VISA name.

You should have applied BEFORE you got married. Now you will have to wait for EAD to be able to apply for one.

Good luck.

Not true. You can apply for the SSN before or after marriage. You need to apply before the I-94 expires though.


K-1
NOA1: 04/08/2014; NOA2: 04/21/2014; Visa interview, approved: 07/15/2014; POE: 07/25/2014; Marriage: 09/05/2014

 

AOS

NOA1:  09/12/2014;  Biometrics:  10/06/2014;  EAD/AP Received:  11/26/2014;

Interview Waiver Letter:  01/02/2015;  RFE:  07/09/2015;

Permanent Residency Granted:  07/27/2015;  Green card Received:  08/22/2015

 

ROC

05/23/2017 -- Mailed ROC application

05/24/2017 -- NOA1 date

05/30/2017 -- NOA1 received in the mail

06/05/2017 -- Biometrics letter received

06/13/2017 -- Biometrics appointment

09/05/2018 -- Approved without interview!

09/13/2018 -- 10 Yr Green card Received

 

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Yes you can apply for your SSN. You only need to wait until you have your EAD if your I-94 is already expired or there is 2 weeks or less remaining until it expires.

Be sure to apply in VISA name.

Not true. You can apply for the SSN before or after marriage. You need to apply before the I-94 expires though.

I am bit confused now. My I-94 expires in april. I am only preparing to apply for AOS, AP and EAD (so don't have an EAD yet) - can I apply for SSN since my I-94 is still valid?


I-129F Sent : 2014-06-30

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-07-12

I-129F RFE(s) : 2014-09-27

RFE Reply(s) : 2014-10-03

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-10-10

NVC: Case Creation Date: 2014-10-28

NVC: Case sent to the Consulate: 2014-10-29

NVC: Case arrived to the Consulate: 2014-10-31

Received Instructions from the Consulate: 2014-11-05

Dropped off all the documents requested for the interview at the Consulate (we dont have Packet 3&4): 2014-11-17

Interview date: 2014-12-2 :dancing:

Result: APPROVED

Date of entry in US: 2015-01-12

Date of Marriage: 2015-02-19

AOS, EAD & AP sent: 2015-03-11

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I am bit confused now. My I-94 expires in april. I am only preparing to apply for AOS, AP and EAD (so don't have an EAD yet) - can I apply for SSN since my I-94 is still valid?

YES!

You don't need to file AOS first.


K-1
NOA1: 04/08/2014; NOA2: 04/21/2014; Visa interview, approved: 07/15/2014; POE: 07/25/2014; Marriage: 09/05/2014

 

AOS

NOA1:  09/12/2014;  Biometrics:  10/06/2014;  EAD/AP Received:  11/26/2014;

Interview Waiver Letter:  01/02/2015;  RFE:  07/09/2015;

Permanent Residency Granted:  07/27/2015;  Green card Received:  08/22/2015

 

ROC

05/23/2017 -- Mailed ROC application

05/24/2017 -- NOA1 date

05/30/2017 -- NOA1 received in the mail

06/05/2017 -- Biometrics letter received

06/13/2017 -- Biometrics appointment

09/05/2018 -- Approved without interview!

09/13/2018 -- 10 Yr Green card Received

 

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I am bit confused now. My I-94 expires in april. I am only preparing to apply for AOS, AP and EAD (so don't have an EAD yet) - can I apply for SSN since my I-94 is still valid?

If your I-94 is still valid, you CAN apply for a SSN!

I applied for mine the day after we got married (I thought it was easier because I didn't want to go back after the wedding to change my last name on my SSN card). :)

As a K1 visa holder, you can even apply for your SSN the day after you arrived in the USA. As long as your I-94 is valid, you're good! No need to have your GC or EAD.


K1: AOS / EAD / AP:
04/25/2014: Package sent. 03/02/2015: Package sent
04/28/2014: Package received by USCIS. 03/05/2015: Package received by USCIS
04/30/2014: NOA1 (TSC) . 03/10/2015: NOA1
08/08/2014: case transfered to CSC 04/03/2015: Biometrics letter received
05/09/2014: NOA2 04/15/2015: Biometrics appointment
09/23/2014: NVC Case number created 06/01/2015: Notice of RFE online for EAD and AP
09/29/2014: Case received by embassy
06/30/2015: RFE response sent
10/18/2014: Package 3 received . 07/08/2015: EAD/AP Approved!
10/27/2014: Package 4 received 08/28/2015: AOS Approved!
12/01/2014: Medical
12/02/2014: interview => APPROVED!
12/11/2014: Visa in hands
12/17/2014: POE Chicago
01/13/2015: Civil Wedding

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I was told by one SS office, that I needed to wait for my EAD and my I-94 was NOT expired. (like you I did not apply before I got married. I got married the day after I arrived, and I arrived in the weekend).

Then I moved to another town (my I-94 was already expired) and was told by this other SS office that I could have applied for one while my I-94 was not expired.

I was just a little bit mad with the first office....

I can't tell you anything for sure, if your I-94 is still valid, but call to more than one office if you have a negative answer from one. Because from my own experience, they don't have the same info from town to town, and some people in the office really brush you off without really checking your real options.

Long story short because of some lazy butt that didn't check information correctly I lost my chance to have a SSN before the EAD.

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Hi, I have one more question. I am on k1 visa here, we already got married. Can I apply for social security number? A lawyer told me that I can not apply until I have EAD or Green Card, is this true?

Did you change your last name to his on marriage certificate?

If so, I think you might have to wait for the EAD or GC.

Or...you can bring your passport and I-94 and apply for SS card under your old maiden name,

and then change the last name after you get EAD or GC.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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If your i94 expires in April, then hurry up and apply for your ssn now. Bring your i94 card, passport and marriage certificate when you visit your nearest ssn office.

Make sure which last name you will be using...Maiden name or married name.

If you will be using your married name, make sure your AOS papers also reflect that. So you don't have your ssn under maiden name and your EAD, AP and GC under married name or viceversa. You can always change it later anyways but then you have to spend time in changing it.

Check the ssn site.

http://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/

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Did you change your last name to his on marriage certificate?

If so, I think you might have to wait for the EAD or GC.

Or...you can bring your passport and I-94 and apply for SS card under your old maiden name,

and then change the last name after you get EAD or GC.

Sorry, in what part of the marriage certificate you changed your last name? I got married in the courthouse in Ft Lauderdale and in my marriage certificate only shows the groom's name and bride's name (maiden last name of course), along with other court details. No name changed there.

Later on, with that (passport and i94) I went to the ssn office and they asked me which name I would use, I chose married name. That's why they need the marriage certificate to proceed with the change in your ssn card. Of course if you apply for the ssn before you marry, then you will have to use your maiden name and change it later to married name on the card in case you want to.

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Sorry, in what part of the marriage certificate you changed your last name? I got married in the courthouse in Ft Lauderdale and in my marriage certificate only shows the groom's name and bride's name (maiden last name of course), along with other court details. No name changed there.

Later on, with that (passport and i94) I went to the ssn office and they asked me which name I would use, I chose married name. That's why they need the marriage certificate to proceed with the change in your ssn card. Of course if you apply for the ssn before you marry, then you will have to use your maiden name and change it later to married name on the card in case you want to.

Yeah...this is all inconsistent from one SSA office to another, and one county to another.

In some counties, they allow the wife to have the husband's last name on the marriage certificate,

but in our county, they refused.

In addition, my wife got her SS card immediately after she arrive (before the marriage),

and after the marriage, we went back with the marriage certificate to change her last name,

but after 2 weeks, they asked us to provide the marriage certificate (again...since they made

the copy when we were there before), so we went in and did that.

After another 5 to 6 weeks, we heard nothing, and when we went to SSA office,

they didn't even have our (request) case online anymore. The worker there tells us

that when it's rejected its removed from their system.

Upon further complain about the situation (for not informing us of rejection and the reason),

the clerk explains that this is pretty much how it's being processed...

...meaning, anyone wishing to change their last name prior to getting their EAD/GC card,

it gets rejected.

So we just received EAD card and applied for name change last week...and waiting.

You know what's funny?

This time they took her SS card. The previous time, they didn't. So these guys knew

that it was going to get rejected, but they put through the request anyway.

What a messed up inefficient process this is....


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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Yeah...this is all inconsistent from one SSA office to another, and one county to another.

In some counties, they allow the wife to have the husband's last name on the marriage certificate,

but in our county, they refused.

In addition, my wife got her SS card immediately after she arrive (before the marriage),

and after the marriage, we went back with the marriage certificate to change her last name,

but after 2 weeks, they asked us to provide the marriage certificate (again...since they made

the copy when we were there before), so we went in and did that.

After another 5 to 6 weeks, we heard nothing, and when we went to SSA office,

they didn't even have our (request) case online anymore. The worker there tells us

that when it's rejected its removed from their system.

Upon further complain about the situation (for not informing us of rejection and the reason),

the clerk explains that this is pretty much how it's being processed...

...meaning, anyone wishing to change their last name prior to getting their EAD/GC card,

it gets rejected.

So we just received EAD card and applied for name change last week...and waiting.

You know what's funny?

This time they took her SS card. The previous time, they didn't. So these guys knew

that it was going to get rejected, but they put through the request anyway.

What a messed up inefficient process this is....

Nothing surprises me anymore regarding the ssn. My journey was a torture to get it. I had to do the paperwork 3 times! Several calls, long time waiting, several visits to the ssn office. When I finally received it by mail I thought it was a joke. LOL I have heard of lot of people having trouble in getting the ssn...Even when you do the right thing, they mess it up sometimes.

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Nothing surprises me anymore regarding the ssn. My journey was a torture to get it. I had to do the paperwork 3 times! Several calls, long time waiting, several visits to the ssn office. When I finally received it by mail I thought it was a joke. LOL I have heard of lot of people having trouble in getting the ssn...Even when you do the right thing, they mess it up sometimes.

We've made 5 visits so far, and once she gets the green card,

we have to go back at least 1 more time to remove the work conditions printed on the card.

After you get the initial card, why can't rest of it be done via online??? :bonk:


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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