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Getting SSN with only EAD?

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Hi guys, i have a quick question if someone could help us out.

My husband came to the US under K-1, but we didn't know that we only had 6 months to get SSN, so by the time he got here, it was already 5 months into it. So they told us we can't apply for SSN until he gets a green card.

I looked online and it says that you can apply for SSN if you have an EAD? If so, does he have to have the actual card in his hands first or is the approval letter sufficient enough?

He has an interview on monday, and I am just not sure what to do at this point. THanks!

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I wouldn't try it without the EAD card, and in fact you should probably wait 1 to 2 weeks after getting the card to make sure he shows up in the system unless you want to wait several weeks to receive the SSC. You can apply for a SSN from a K1 with either your valid (at least two weeks before expiration) I94 which you admitted has already expired, a valid EAD/AP card, or your GC.

Good Luck!

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