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Do you have to apply for a social security number in order to marry?

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A lot depends on the state laws where you reside, and you should become acquainted with them. But in general, :guides: easily accessible at the top of the forum page. In particular, the K1 Flowchart: http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow

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No US state requires that someone have a social security number before they can obtain a marriage licence. Simply inform the clerk that you do not have a social security number.

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No SSN required if you do not have one.

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I recently went in to our county clerk to inquire about the marriage licence. Basically what she told me is that as long as the birth certificates and proof of identity are shown, there is no need for anything else. In my case, I can technically apply for it without him as long as I have the proper paperwork. We are required to have a marriage license 3 days prior to getting married and we are talking about doing a quiet ceremony the day after he lands here. Because of this, I wanted to find out if it was plausible (which it is). Your best bet is to go into your local county clerks office where you get the marriage certificate and ask specifically because each state is slightly different on their marriage license rules in general and sometimes they vary even from county to county. Also, ask if they have the application for the marriage certificate online, because ours does and it makes it a lot easier to apply and takes less time when they happen to be busy. :) Good luck!

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