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I am unsure if this is in the right forum so please admin move it if it is not. Anyway I have been in America 2 weeks today, I came on a k1 visa and we haven't got married yet but we are in a couple if weeks time. Anyway I was reading on the social security website that you can't get a SSC/N if you haven't got authorisation to work.. which I won't get until I have my EAD of course. The dilemma is my fiance called our local bank what is needed for me to get a bank account and they said a SSN. Which is odd as the SS website says for things like bank, medical and to study you don't usually need one. We would like to use the local bank for our reasons, what is everyone else's experiences of SS? Can the bank ask for a SSN and can I apply for SSN when we get married without work authorisation? Also I had a SSN four years ago when I was an au pair J1 visa and I wonder if the old number will still be valid and assigned to me still..I know I definitely need a replacement SS card for sure.


our K1 visa journey

Signed up with RapidVisa company: June 10th 2014
Petition Filed: June 25th 2014
Received at California Service Center: July 3rd 2014
Petition approved: September 25th 2014
Received at NVC: October 5th 2014
Received at US Embassy: November 13th 2014
Delay because of Greek Police Certificate
Filled in DS-160: January 13th 2015
Received Greek Police Certificate:January 19th 2015
Got Greek Police Certificate translated: January 21st 2015
Got it licensed with Greek Embassy: January 27th 2015
Sent Readiness Form to US Embassy: January 28th 2015
Medical Exam: February 4th 2015
Visa Interview: March 3rd 2015 Approved!!
Administrative Processing : March 4th 2015
Visa Status Issued: March 5th 2015
Email from Consulate: March 9th 2015
Collected from DX courier: March 10th 2015
Flight to Minnesota: March 24th 2015
POE: Philadelphia International Airport
Destination: Minneapolis, Minnesota


Our Wedding day: April 15th 2015
Adjustment of Status Filed:
Employment Authorisation:
Advanced Parole:

My blog : https://ourstoryourfamily.wordpress.com/


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K-1 visa holder is entitled to apply SSN card even before get married and apply for AoS. As long as your I-94 still valid, you should be just fine.

And yes, your SSN is valid for the rest of your life. No need to apply again.

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Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I am unsure if this is in the right forum so please admin move it if it is not. Anyway I have been in America 2 weeks today, I came on a k1 visa and we haven't got married yet but we are in a couple if weeks time. Anyway I was reading on the social security website that you can't get a SSC/N if you haven't got authorisation to work.. which I won't get until I have my EAD of course. The dilemma is my fiance called our local bank what is needed for me to get a bank account and they said a SSN. Which is odd as the SS website says for things like bank, medical and to study you don't usually need one. We would like to use the local bank for our reasons, what is everyone else's experiences of SS? Can the bank ask for a SSN and can I apply for SSN when we get married without work authorisation? Also I had a SSN four years ago when I was an au pair J1 visa and I wonder if the old number will still be valid and assigned to me still..I know I definitely need a replacement SS card for sure.

I and my then fiance opened a joint account with Bank of America and there was no requirement for SSN. From other threads, it seems that every bank has its own rules and requirement.

I applied for my SSN with only my I-94, passport and marriage license (as I wanted it under my married name). It all went well, I got my card within 3 working days.

SSN is issued once only for lifetime use. So I suggest to visit SSA and they will be able to help you with just a new card with your old number.

I hope this help. Or other senior members can help you. Goodluck! and congrats on your upcoming wedding :)


K1 VISA APPLICATION

10.28.14 - Package Sent

11.06.14 - NOA1

11.21.14 - NOA2

12.10.14 - NVC Received

12.15.14 - US Consulate General Vancouver Received

12.22.14 - Packet 3 Received

01.24.15 - Packet 3 Sent

01.27.15 - Packet 4 Received

02.17.15 - Medicals

03.03.15 - Interview - Approved

03.14.15 - See you California. Thank you Lord.

03.28.15 - Civil Wedding 

05.12.15 - Church Wedding 

SOCIAL SECURITY CARD

04.02.15 - Applied (brought with me completed SS-5, I-94, passport and original marriage certificate)

04.07.15 - Card Received (under married name)

11.13.15 - SSA Requested Removal of Restriction

11.20.15 - New SS Card without Restriction Received

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS & EAD

04.02.15 - Package Sent (EAD & AOS)

04.04.15 - Package Received (Chicago Lock box)

04.06.15 - NOA1 (EAD)

04.07.15 - NOA1 (AOS)

04.17.15 - Biometrics Notice (via Post mail)

04.29.15 - Biometrics schedule

04.22.15 - Successful Walk In for an Early Biometrics

06.19.15 - Approval (based on the card date - EAD)

06.26.15 - EAD Card Received

07.27.15 - NPIW

09.19.15 - Online status approval

09.25.15 - Green Card Received. Thank you Lord!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS  (CSC)

06.23.17 - Application sent

06.26.17 - Received

06.29.17 - NOA

07.10.17 - Biomentrics Notice (via Post mail)

07.17.17 - Biometrics schedule

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I and my then fiance opened a joint account with Bank of America and there was no requirement for SSN. From other threads, it seems that every bank has its own rules and requirement.

I applied for my SSN with only my I-94, passport and marriage license (as I wanted it under my married name). It all went well, I got my card within 3 working days.

SSN is issued once only for lifetime use. So I suggest to visit SSA and they will be able to help you with just a new card with your old number.

I hope this help. Or other senior members can help you. Goodluck! and congrats on your upcoming wedding :)

Yes, each bank has their own requirement. USAA asked SSN and some other docs and I won't get my own account until I became a legal permanent resident.


Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Like Celebes said, as long as your have a valid i94, you can get an SSN under your maiden name and just change it later


My K1 timeline (4 months/NO expedites): http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?cfl=0&id=163489

My AOS timeline (10 months):

08/16/2014 - Sent in AOS package

08/18/2014 - Delivered per USPS website

08/22/2014 - Text of receipt numbers received

08/27/2014 - NOA hard copies received (dated 08/19 and 08/21)

08/29/2014 - Notice date of Biometrics letter

09/11/2014 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

09/18/2014 - Biometrics completed at USCIS Raleigh, North Carolina

11/08/2014 - EAD / Travel Document approved and went to card production

11/19/2014 - Received EAD/AP combo card (dated 11/14/2014)

12/16/2014 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter dated 12/11/14

06/24/2015 - AOS approved! Card picked up by USPS KY for delivery

06/26/2015 - Received green card by mail (Yay I can rest for 2 years!)

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Seriously, apply for your SSN in your maiden name. I applied for mine in my married name and it took me 12 weeks to get it! My husband was able to add me to his Bank of America account with no SSN.


View my K1 -> ROC Timeline

*Filed I-129F - 21st October 2011* *Applied for SSN - 8th June 2012* *Filed I-751 (arrived) - 26th March 2015

*NOA1 - 28th October 2011* *Filed for AOS, EAD & AP - 26th June 2012* * Check cashed - 30th March 2015
*NOA2 (no RFE) - 26th January 2012* *AOS, EAD, & AP arrive at Chicago Lockbox - 28th June 2012* NOA1 - 26th March 2015 (arrived 3/4/15)

*Packet 3 sent - 27th February 2012* *Email notification of receipt - 3rd July 2012* *No biometrics letter - Service Request submitted 5/4/15
*Medical - February 28th 2012* *Check cashed - 7th July 2012* *Still no biometrics letter - 2nd Service Request submitted - 8/6/15
*Packet 4 received - 17th March 2012* *NOA1 for AOS, EAD & AP - 9th July 2012* *Biometrics in Aurora, CO - 8th July 2015*
*Interview in London - 5th April 2012. APPROVED!!!* *Biometrics in Philadelphia (Drummond Road)- 7th August 2012*
*POE Newark, NJ - 16th May 2012 *Biometrics walk in at Philadelphia (Drummond Rd) - 25th July 2012*
*K1 process took 160 days* *Case Transfered to California Service Centre - 26th July 2012*
*SSN DENIED! - 17th August. 10 weeks after I applied!!*

*EAD/AP Approved - 28th August 2012* 59 days
*Married! - 1st June 2012* *EAD/AP card in hand - 1st September 2012*
*EAD/AP card in hand - 1st September 2012*
* Re-applied for SSN - 14th September 2012*
*Put in service request at 8mo/3days wait - 19th March 2013*

* AOS Approved!!! - 1st May 2013* Exactly 10 months after applying.

*Green card in hand - 6th May 2013


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Thank you everyone that is really helpful.. it is easier to get a reply on here than it is from social security as I emailed them and still no answer. I dont like phone calls much and I knew I would be put on hold anyway.

We will get married first and then I apply for the replacement of my social security card in my new surname. Then we will apply for a bank account at Star Bank. Thank you I didn't realise banks have different policies that does make sense.

I have one more question, can you just turn up at the social security office to apply or do you need to book an appointment?

I can't remembered what happened last time 4 years ago as my host family at the time just took me there one day. I will bring my I94 passport and marriage license with me when I do go.


our K1 visa journey

Signed up with RapidVisa company: June 10th 2014
Petition Filed: June 25th 2014
Received at California Service Center: July 3rd 2014
Petition approved: September 25th 2014
Received at NVC: October 5th 2014
Received at US Embassy: November 13th 2014
Delay because of Greek Police Certificate
Filled in DS-160: January 13th 2015
Received Greek Police Certificate:January 19th 2015
Got Greek Police Certificate translated: January 21st 2015
Got it licensed with Greek Embassy: January 27th 2015
Sent Readiness Form to US Embassy: January 28th 2015
Medical Exam: February 4th 2015
Visa Interview: March 3rd 2015 Approved!!
Administrative Processing : March 4th 2015
Visa Status Issued: March 5th 2015
Email from Consulate: March 9th 2015
Collected from DX courier: March 10th 2015
Flight to Minnesota: March 24th 2015
POE: Philadelphia International Airport
Destination: Minneapolis, Minnesota


Our Wedding day: April 15th 2015
Adjustment of Status Filed:
Employment Authorisation:
Advanced Parole:

My blog : https://ourstoryourfamily.wordpress.com/


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I know I can't ask for an exact copy of my old SSC though as it says the address I had in Colorado at the time when I was there on J1 visa. Also because with K1 fiance visa you can't work until I have EAD, I will need my card to say "not authorised to work under DHS" as my old one says can work when I was an au pair. So of course I am going to need to fill in an application form and kind of start again but be given same SS number.

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our K1 visa journey

Signed up with RapidVisa company: June 10th 2014
Petition Filed: June 25th 2014
Received at California Service Center: July 3rd 2014
Petition approved: September 25th 2014
Received at NVC: October 5th 2014
Received at US Embassy: November 13th 2014
Delay because of Greek Police Certificate
Filled in DS-160: January 13th 2015
Received Greek Police Certificate:January 19th 2015
Got Greek Police Certificate translated: January 21st 2015
Got it licensed with Greek Embassy: January 27th 2015
Sent Readiness Form to US Embassy: January 28th 2015
Medical Exam: February 4th 2015
Visa Interview: March 3rd 2015 Approved!!
Administrative Processing : March 4th 2015
Visa Status Issued: March 5th 2015
Email from Consulate: March 9th 2015
Collected from DX courier: March 10th 2015
Flight to Minnesota: March 24th 2015
POE: Philadelphia International Airport
Destination: Minneapolis, Minnesota


Our Wedding day: April 15th 2015
Adjustment of Status Filed:
Employment Authorisation:
Advanced Parole:

My blog : https://ourstoryourfamily.wordpress.com/


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I opened an account at Bank of America with just my British passport, they didn't need anything else. However you can't get credit cards or anything other than just basic accounts. It was quick and I got temporary card to use, my other card came in the post soon after.

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USCIS

10.02.2014 - Sent I-130

28.02.2014 - Received NAO 1

09.07.2014 - Transferred to CSC from NSC

28.07.2014 - RFE - Passport pictures

05.08.2014 - RFE - Sent recorded

15.08.2014 - NAO 2 Approved

_________________________________________

NVC

27.08.2014 - Case received

08.09.2014 - Case number/IIN assigned - Rcvd via Mail

17.09.2014 - Submitted DS-261 & PAID AOS bill

19.09.2014 - AOS appeared as PAID

02.10.2014 - IV Bill available & PAID

03.10.2014 - AOS & IV Packages sent as 'ONE'

03.10.2014 - DS-260 Available

04.10.2014 - DS-260 Completed

06.10.2014 - AOS/IV package received by NVC - SCAN DATE

08.10.2014 - 60 day email received

01.12.2014 - Case Complete

18.12.2014 - Medical done

14.01.2015 - Interview APPROVED!!!

21.01.2015- Passport returned with visa

19.01.2015- POE - JFK (smooth entry)

09.03.2015- Applied for SSN card via local office

26.03.2015 -PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD (GREEN CARD) DELIVERED

09.04.2015 -SSN card didn't arrive so went back to local office & was given the number

15.04.2015 -SSN card in the mail

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