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I've read the links that are under the guides. I'm still confused on whether to have my fiancee apply for her SSN, before or after we have married.

06/05/15: Entry to the United States

06/12/15: Married!



07/28/15: I-485 SENT

07/29/15: I-485 RECEIVED



10/16/15: INTERVIEW

10/16/15: APPROVED!




07/18/2017: I-751 SENT

07/20/2017: I-751 RECEIVED

07/22/2017: CHECK CASHED

07/24/2017: NOA 1 RECEIVED DATED 7-20-17

08/21/2017: Called USCIS for an update, have not received biometrics letter

09/05/2017: Received email saying we will be electronically added to scheduling list.

11/03/2017: Called USCIS for an update, spoke with Tier II, still have not received biometrics letter.

02/26/2018: Case status shows case is now at local office. 

05/05/2018: Received NOA that biometrics appointment will not be needed. 



09/24/2018: N-400 Application submitted. (Online) 


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I've read the links that are under the guides. I'm still confused on whether to have my fiancee apply for her SSN, before or after we have married.

:guides: easily accessible at the top of the forum page. In particular, the K1 Flowchart: http://www.visajourn.../content/k1flow . Take a look around step #15 or #16 of the flow chart.

Another good place to research is the SSN forum: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/156-social-security-numbers/ . Be sure to check out the excellent pinned thread at the top of that forum page.

Good luck on your immigration journey.

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:idea: Read more, post less.... Google can be your friend ! :idea:

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marriage event not matter.

what matters is:

1. apply anytime, before 74 days transpires in I-94 issuance date

2. apply in VISA name, showing passport and I-94. Do not mention marital status, SSA employees are beligerent and confused as to the process if you are married.

That's it, that's all. Seriously.

Want a SSN card in 'married name' ? Change the name with SSA after EAD card in hand, showing the new married name.

Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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