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Hey guys. 

 

So we left applying for SS number till after our marriage. On a K1 visa. Went to SS office today and because our i-94 expires on 17 June it's outside of the 2 week time period it takes to get a SS number issued. I would like to volunteer and everywhere that I want to is asking for a SS number.  Illinois requires SS number to get  a drivers license. The guy at the SS office said I should ask for an extension on my i94 but that's not a thing. How do I go about getting my SS number? Do I have to wait for EAD now and apply for SS number through EAD

 

Any help appreciated. 


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06 June 2017 - Sent I-129F                                                         15 June 2018 - USCIS signature received.

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14 June 2017 - NOA1                                                                   22 June 2018 - Cash checked

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26 January 2018 - NVC Scan Date                                            17 July 2018 - Biometrics appt

29 January 2018 - NVC Number                                                24 July 2018 - Case ready to be scheduled for interview

07 February 2018  -Medical

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No extensions are available for K-1 visa holders. It's 90 days max. You will need to wait until you have an EAD.

 

Edit: Soup kitchens, highway pickup, reading to children, etc. normally don't require any sort of documentation like an SSN.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

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3 minutes ago, Diana & Justin said:

I'm also in Illinois  and seems like you need to have EAD to get driver's license too. :(

That's the case in most states. But you may be able to get a State ID with an SSN without an EAD, if you at least want some kind of state identification in the meantime. We're going to the DMV once my husband gets his SSN (still waiting for approval of his app), because you do need an SSN for State ID, I believe.

 

Double check DMV offices in your area, as only certain ones service international residents.


Håll ut, y'all.

 

               K1 Process                                                                                AOS Process

July 2015 - met online thanks to Zak Bagans                                                            May 25, 2018 - South Carolina marriage license issued

June 2016 - first in-person meeting                                                                             May 26, 2018 - legally married

August 2016 - stateside visit                                                                                        June 7, 2018 - applied for Social Security Number [manual verification required]

February-April 2017 - stateside visit                                                                           June 18, 2018 - SSN/card received in the mail

April 4, 2017 - got engaged                                                                                          June 30, 2018 - submitted I-485 (AOS)/I-765 (EAD)/I-131 (AP) together

June 5, 2017 - submitted I129F                                                                                   July 9, 2018 - AOS/EAD/AP electronic NOA1 received

June 12, 2017 - received NOA1                                                                                   July 13, 2018 - AOS/EAD/AP hard copy NOA1 received (dated July 6, 2018)

December 1, 2017 - received NOA2                                                                            July 25, 2018 - Biometrics appointment (Charlotte, NC)

January 17, 2018 - NVC received case                                                                      August 1, 2018 - case status updated to "Ready to be Scheduled for Interview"

January 18, 2018 - received NVC case number by phone                                      August 11, 2018 - case status updated to "I-485 Interview Scheduled"

January 24, 2018 - packet received via email                                                           August 16, 2018 - AOS Interview Scheduled letter received

February 15, 2018 - medical appointment                                                                 August 28, 2018 - visited civil surgeon (Winston-Salem, NC) to complete I-693

February-March 2018 - trip to Gothenburg                                                                                                [beneficiary had to get one remaining vaccination stateside]

February 22, 2018 - interview at the US Embassy in Stockholm                            September 18, 2018 - I-485/AOS Interview in Greer, SC

                                    [passed, pending receipt of medical papers]                           September 18, 2018 - case status updated to "Card Has Been Issued/Mailed"

February 27, 2018 - medical papers received by Embassy                                     XXXXX, 2018 - Green Card received in the mail

March 5, 2018 - visa received in the mail with passport                                          October 6, 2018 - traditional wedding with family & friends

May 16, 2018 - POE in Charlotte, NC

 

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As stated, you will now need either an EAD or green card before you can obtain a SSN. 

 

You could have obtained a SSN solely by virtue of being a K-1, and could have applied before you got married, but needed at least 14 days of validity remaining on your I-94, as you indicated. 


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45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
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25 minutes ago, Paul & Mallory said:

That's the case in most states. But you may be able to get a State ID with an SSN without an EAD, if you at least want some kind of state identification in the meantime. We're going to the DMV once my husband gets his SSN (still waiting for approval of his app), because you do need an SSN for State ID, I believe.

 

Double check DMV offices in your area, as only certain ones service international residents.

Yea, I was searching what could you take as proof of residence and some people were saying the Ssn and Noa1 (aos) would help but then there are some that say you need to wait for ead or green card. Hopefully I can at least get the state ID, I'm gonna try. Thanks😊

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8 minutes ago, Diana & Justin said:

Yea, I was searching what could you take as proof of residence and some people were saying the Ssn and Noa1 (aos) would help but then there are some that say you need to wait for ead or green card. Hopefully I can at least get the state ID, I'm gonna try. Thanks😊

I think State ID is much easier to acquire, so hopefully you will be able to in the meantime! Good luck! :) 


Håll ut, y'all.

 

               K1 Process                                                                                AOS Process

July 2015 - met online thanks to Zak Bagans                                                            May 25, 2018 - South Carolina marriage license issued

June 2016 - first in-person meeting                                                                             May 26, 2018 - legally married

August 2016 - stateside visit                                                                                        June 7, 2018 - applied for Social Security Number [manual verification required]

February-April 2017 - stateside visit                                                                           June 18, 2018 - SSN/card received in the mail

April 4, 2017 - got engaged                                                                                          June 30, 2018 - submitted I-485 (AOS)/I-765 (EAD)/I-131 (AP) together

June 5, 2017 - submitted I129F                                                                                   July 9, 2018 - AOS/EAD/AP electronic NOA1 received

June 12, 2017 - received NOA1                                                                                   July 13, 2018 - AOS/EAD/AP hard copy NOA1 received (dated July 6, 2018)

December 1, 2017 - received NOA2                                                                            July 25, 2018 - Biometrics appointment (Charlotte, NC)

January 17, 2018 - NVC received case                                                                      August 1, 2018 - case status updated to "Ready to be Scheduled for Interview"

January 18, 2018 - received NVC case number by phone                                      August 11, 2018 - case status updated to "I-485 Interview Scheduled"

January 24, 2018 - packet received via email                                                           August 16, 2018 - AOS Interview Scheduled letter received

February 15, 2018 - medical appointment                                                                 August 28, 2018 - visited civil surgeon (Winston-Salem, NC) to complete I-693

February-March 2018 - trip to Gothenburg                                                                                                [beneficiary had to get one remaining vaccination stateside]

February 22, 2018 - interview at the US Embassy in Stockholm                            September 18, 2018 - I-485/AOS Interview in Greer, SC

                                    [passed, pending receipt of medical papers]                           September 18, 2018 - case status updated to "Card Has Been Issued/Mailed"

February 27, 2018 - medical papers received by Embassy                                     XXXXX, 2018 - Green Card received in the mail

March 5, 2018 - visa received in the mail with passport                                          October 6, 2018 - traditional wedding with family & friends

May 16, 2018 - POE in Charlotte, NC

 

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19 hours ago, Diana & Justin said:

Yea, I was searching what could you take as proof of residence and some people were saying the Ssn and Noa1 (aos) would help but then there are some that say you need to wait for ead or green card. Hopefully I can at least get the state ID, I'm gonna try. Thanks😊

 

18 hours ago, Paul & Mallory said:

I think State ID is much easier to acquire, so hopefully you will be able to in the meantime! Good luck! :) 

I just checked the requirements for my state and they seem to require an SSN for a state ID unfortunately :mellow: Hope you guys have better luck!


Swedish/American couple, met at university, eventually filed the I-129F petition last year.

K1 NOA1: 9/12/2017. NOA2: 3/10/2018. Case # Assigned: 3/28/2018. Embassy Received: 3/29/2018. Medical: 4/18/2018. Interview: 5/3/2018. VOH: 5/8/2018. US Entry (POE JFK): 5/24/2018.

 

AOS Package Sent: 6/4/2018. NOA1/Received Date: 6/5/2018. e-Notified: 6/11/2018. NOA1 Hardcopy: 6/14/2018. Biometrics Appt: 6/28/2018. I-485 Ready to be Scheduled for Interview: 7/25/2018. I-765 Card in Production: 9/19/2018. I-765 Card Mailed: 9/21/2018. I-765/I-131 Combo Card Received: 9/25/2018.

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On ‎6‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 10:31 AM, LizM said:

 

I just checked the requirements for my state and they seem to require an SSN for a state ID unfortunately :mellow: Hope you guys have better luck!

Yeah, ours require SSN too, so we can't do that until Paul gets his. :( But I don't think you need your EAD, so it still may be an option in the meantime until EAD arrives.

 

We couldn't add him to my bank accounts without his SSN either (I really thought they would), so most of our running around last week was beneficial to me and all my name changes, and not so much him (which is what we wanted to accomplish lol).


Håll ut, y'all.

 

               K1 Process                                                                                AOS Process

July 2015 - met online thanks to Zak Bagans                                                            May 25, 2018 - South Carolina marriage license issued

June 2016 - first in-person meeting                                                                             May 26, 2018 - legally married

August 2016 - stateside visit                                                                                        June 7, 2018 - applied for Social Security Number [manual verification required]

February-April 2017 - stateside visit                                                                           June 18, 2018 - SSN/card received in the mail

April 4, 2017 - got engaged                                                                                          June 30, 2018 - submitted I-485 (AOS)/I-765 (EAD)/I-131 (AP) together

June 5, 2017 - submitted I129F                                                                                   July 9, 2018 - AOS/EAD/AP electronic NOA1 received

June 12, 2017 - received NOA1                                                                                   July 13, 2018 - AOS/EAD/AP hard copy NOA1 received (dated July 6, 2018)

December 1, 2017 - received NOA2                                                                            July 25, 2018 - Biometrics appointment (Charlotte, NC)

January 17, 2018 - NVC received case                                                                      August 1, 2018 - case status updated to "Ready to be Scheduled for Interview"

January 18, 2018 - received NVC case number by phone                                      August 11, 2018 - case status updated to "I-485 Interview Scheduled"

January 24, 2018 - packet received via email                                                           August 16, 2018 - AOS Interview Scheduled letter received

February 15, 2018 - medical appointment                                                                 August 28, 2018 - visited civil surgeon (Winston-Salem, NC) to complete I-693

February-March 2018 - trip to Gothenburg                                                                                                [beneficiary had to get one remaining vaccination stateside]

February 22, 2018 - interview at the US Embassy in Stockholm                            September 18, 2018 - I-485/AOS Interview in Greer, SC

                                    [passed, pending receipt of medical papers]                           September 18, 2018 - case status updated to "Card Has Been Issued/Mailed"

February 27, 2018 - medical papers received by Embassy                                     XXXXX, 2018 - Green Card received in the mail

March 5, 2018 - visa received in the mail with passport                                          October 6, 2018 - traditional wedding with family & friends

May 16, 2018 - POE in Charlotte, NC

 

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For banks ask for a w8-ben.  It's for a non-resident alien to be added to a bank account.  Once you have the SSN you file a w9 and change it to a resident alien.  


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2 minutes ago, NikLR said:

For banks ask for a w8-ben.  It's for a non-resident alien to be added to a bank account.  Once you have the SSN you file a w9 and change it to a resident alien.  

@Paul & Mallory This is what they gave me at TD Bank, the w8-ben, so I could become a customer without SSN. Just a tip if Paul wants to at least get a bank account. My husband's bank requires SSN too though, although I have not tried to just walk in and ask for a w8-ben and see if they accept me anyway.


Swedish/American couple, met at university, eventually filed the I-129F petition last year.

K1 NOA1: 9/12/2017. NOA2: 3/10/2018. Case # Assigned: 3/28/2018. Embassy Received: 3/29/2018. Medical: 4/18/2018. Interview: 5/3/2018. VOH: 5/8/2018. US Entry (POE JFK): 5/24/2018.

 

AOS Package Sent: 6/4/2018. NOA1/Received Date: 6/5/2018. e-Notified: 6/11/2018. NOA1 Hardcopy: 6/14/2018. Biometrics Appt: 6/28/2018. I-485 Ready to be Scheduled for Interview: 7/25/2018. I-765 Card in Production: 9/19/2018. I-765 Card Mailed: 9/21/2018. I-765/I-131 Combo Card Received: 9/25/2018.

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21 minutes ago, LizM said:

@Paul & Mallory This is what they gave me at TD Bank, the w8-ben, so I could become a customer without SSN. Just a tip if Paul wants to at least get a bank account. My husband's bank requires SSN too though, although I have not tried to just walk in and ask for a w8-ben and see if they accept me anyway.

That's good to know! We wanted to just add him to mine for now so he can move his money over that's in Sweden; he didn't want to open a new account in his name only until he starts working. I may call my bank and ask about that to see if that makes a difference in adding him on.


Håll ut, y'all.

 

               K1 Process                                                                                AOS Process

July 2015 - met online thanks to Zak Bagans                                                            May 25, 2018 - South Carolina marriage license issued

June 2016 - first in-person meeting                                                                             May 26, 2018 - legally married

August 2016 - stateside visit                                                                                        June 7, 2018 - applied for Social Security Number [manual verification required]

February-April 2017 - stateside visit                                                                           June 18, 2018 - SSN/card received in the mail

April 4, 2017 - got engaged                                                                                          June 30, 2018 - submitted I-485 (AOS)/I-765 (EAD)/I-131 (AP) together

June 5, 2017 - submitted I129F                                                                                   July 9, 2018 - AOS/EAD/AP electronic NOA1 received

June 12, 2017 - received NOA1                                                                                   July 13, 2018 - AOS/EAD/AP hard copy NOA1 received (dated July 6, 2018)

December 1, 2017 - received NOA2                                                                            July 25, 2018 - Biometrics appointment (Charlotte, NC)

January 17, 2018 - NVC received case                                                                      August 1, 2018 - case status updated to "Ready to be Scheduled for Interview"

January 18, 2018 - received NVC case number by phone                                      August 11, 2018 - case status updated to "I-485 Interview Scheduled"

January 24, 2018 - packet received via email                                                           August 16, 2018 - AOS Interview Scheduled letter received

February 15, 2018 - medical appointment                                                                 August 28, 2018 - visited civil surgeon (Winston-Salem, NC) to complete I-693

February-March 2018 - trip to Gothenburg                                                                                                [beneficiary had to get one remaining vaccination stateside]

February 22, 2018 - interview at the US Embassy in Stockholm                            September 18, 2018 - I-485/AOS Interview in Greer, SC

                                    [passed, pending receipt of medical papers]                           September 18, 2018 - case status updated to "Card Has Been Issued/Mailed"

February 27, 2018 - medical papers received by Embassy                                     XXXXX, 2018 - Green Card received in the mail

March 5, 2018 - visa received in the mail with passport                                          October 6, 2018 - traditional wedding with family & friends

May 16, 2018 - POE in Charlotte, NC

 

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On ‎6‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 1:39 PM, MarksMate said:

Hey guys. 

 

So we left applying for SS number till after our marriage. On a K1 visa. Went to SS office today and because our i-94 expires on 17 June it's outside of the 2 week time period it takes to get a SS number issued. I would like to volunteer and everywhere that I want to is asking for a SS number.  Illinois requires SS number to get  a drivers license. The guy at the SS office said I should ask for an extension on my i94 but that's not a thing. How do I go about getting my SS number? Do I have to wait for EAD now and apply for SS number through EAD

 

Any help appreciated. 

No, there is no extension for I94 form at all. This is one of the reasons why we say to get the SSN as soon as you can and do not wait to get it.

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1 hour ago, Paul & Mallory said:

That's good to know! We wanted to just add him to mine for now so he can move his money over that's in Sweden; he didn't want to open a new account in his name only until he starts working. I may call my bank and ask about that to see if that makes a difference in adding him on.

I was able to get added to my husband's account without a SSN and transferred money into his account. 


                         K1                                                                                                       AOS

20 March 2017: We got engaged!!                                             13 June 2018 - Sent AOS/EAD/AP

06 June 2017 - Sent I-129F                                                         15 June 2018 - USCIS signature received.

12 June 2017 - Case was received.                                           20 June 2018 - NOA1 for AOS/EAD/AP

14 June 2017 - NOA1                                                                   22 June 2018 - Cash checked

14 December 2017- NOA2                                                          23 June 2018 - Hardcopy i797 for AOS/EAD/AP

26 January 2018 - NVC Scan Date                                            17 July 2018 - Biometrics appt

29 January 2018 - NVC Number                                                24 July 2018 - Case ready to be scheduled for interview

07 February 2018  -Medical

20 February 2018 -Interview: APPROVED!

21 February 2018- Visa Issued

23 February 2018-Visa in hand

20 March 2018 -POE: Los Angeles

20 May 2018-Marriage

 

 

 

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19 minutes ago, MarksMate said:

I was able to get added to my husband's account without a SSN and transferred money into his account. 

That's been the general consensus, including people who also went to my same bank, but for some reason they wouldn't do it. :( We asked two different bankers.


Håll ut, y'all.

 

               K1 Process                                                                                AOS Process

July 2015 - met online thanks to Zak Bagans                                                            May 25, 2018 - South Carolina marriage license issued

June 2016 - first in-person meeting                                                                             May 26, 2018 - legally married

August 2016 - stateside visit                                                                                        June 7, 2018 - applied for Social Security Number [manual verification required]

February-April 2017 - stateside visit                                                                           June 18, 2018 - SSN/card received in the mail

April 4, 2017 - got engaged                                                                                          June 30, 2018 - submitted I-485 (AOS)/I-765 (EAD)/I-131 (AP) together

June 5, 2017 - submitted I129F                                                                                   July 9, 2018 - AOS/EAD/AP electronic NOA1 received

June 12, 2017 - received NOA1                                                                                   July 13, 2018 - AOS/EAD/AP hard copy NOA1 received (dated July 6, 2018)

December 1, 2017 - received NOA2                                                                            July 25, 2018 - Biometrics appointment (Charlotte, NC)

January 17, 2018 - NVC received case                                                                      August 1, 2018 - case status updated to "Ready to be Scheduled for Interview"

January 18, 2018 - received NVC case number by phone                                      August 11, 2018 - case status updated to "I-485 Interview Scheduled"

January 24, 2018 - packet received via email                                                           August 16, 2018 - AOS Interview Scheduled letter received

February 15, 2018 - medical appointment                                                                 August 28, 2018 - visited civil surgeon (Winston-Salem, NC) to complete I-693

February-March 2018 - trip to Gothenburg                                                                                                [beneficiary had to get one remaining vaccination stateside]

February 22, 2018 - interview at the US Embassy in Stockholm                            September 18, 2018 - I-485/AOS Interview in Greer, SC

                                    [passed, pending receipt of medical papers]                           September 18, 2018 - case status updated to "Card Has Been Issued/Mailed"

February 27, 2018 - medical papers received by Embassy                                     XXXXX, 2018 - Green Card received in the mail

March 5, 2018 - visa received in the mail with passport                                          October 6, 2018 - traditional wedding with family & friends

May 16, 2018 - POE in Charlotte, NC

 

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