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Dustyb

Do I keep my same SSN?

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Hi there,

 

I was recently approved for the K1 and will be making the move over in December.

 

What I wanted to know is whether or not my social security number is still valid? I got it when I worked on a J1 Visa in 2013.

 

As I understand it, a SSN is for life, but does anyone know if there is anything I have to do like reactivate it or anything like that? Or can I just use it straight away?

 

Thanks

 

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2 hours ago, Dustyb said:

Hi there,

 

I was recently approved for the K1 and will be making the move over in December.

 

What I wanted to know is whether or not my social security number is still valid? I got it when I worked on a J1 Visa in 2013.

 

As I understand it, a SSN is for life, but does anyone know if there is anything I have to do like reactivate it or anything like that? Or can I just use it straight away?

 

Thanks

 

If you already have one....you can use it right away to file any forms and open bank account etcetera is my understanding, but make sure to go to the SS agency once you have done POE. They probably will give you the same card with "no work authorization w/o DHS permition". 


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