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Hi! I'm traveling to the USA tomorrow with my K1 visa and I would like to know if I should get married and then get my SSN. I am not gonna change my last name and we have read that in order to apply for SSN we have to wait 14 days after POE. We would like to get married ASAP to start the AOS process.

Any suggestions?
Thank you so much!


02/19/2018: Mailed I-129F from Lexington, KY

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02/26/2018: NOA1 Received

03/05/2018: NOA1 Hard Copy

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never mind i read all of that wrong.

 

 

 

 

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5/7/2018 K1       Application mailed

5/9/2018             Application rec'd and signed for (sent via fedex)

5/14/2018          NOA1 Email notification

5/18/2018          NOA1 Paper copy rec'd (i797C)

11/5/2018          NOA2 ❤️ no RFE's

11/19/2018        NVC Received file

 

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57 minutes ago, vinnie&andy said:

 I would like to know if I should get married and then get my SSN. I am not gonna change my last name and we have read that in order to apply for SSN we have to wait 14 days after POE. 

It depend on the state. Some state require SSN to obtain the marriage license but I read somewhere

that they can simply provide copy of copy of their I-94, K1 visa and passport for the marriage license. So I guess it vary. 

Try looking into your state county's website for more info. 

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Get the SSN first for least number of issues.  When you apply for SSN not in visa name you can have issues.  Change it later. 


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~~moved to SSN from K1 process and peocedures~~

also you can apply for SSN right away due to electronic I-94. 


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1 hour ago, carinap said:

It depend on the state. Some state require SSN to obtain the marriage license but I read somewhere

that they can simply provide copy of copy of their I-94, K1 visa and passport for the marriage license. So I guess it vary. 

Try looking into your state county's website for more info. 

We don't need a SSN for marrying. However, we don't know if we should wait 14 days after POE to get the SSN. I'm finding conflicting information on VJ. Some people say their system gets updated overnight and other people say 8 or 14 days.... 


02/19/2018: Mailed I-129F from Lexington, KY

02/22/2018: I-129F Received 

02/26/2018: NOA1 Received

03/05/2018: NOA1 Hard Copy

09/05/2018: NOA2 Received  (191 days after NOA1)

09/24/2018: NVC received

09/24/2018: NVC Case Number assigned

10/02/2018: NVC left

10/03/2018: Consulate ready

10/12/2018: Package 3 Received

11/13/2018: Interview (approved)

11/19/2018: Received visa

11/25/2018: POE (ATL)

xx/xx/2018: Wedding

 

 

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Get your SSN first. You don't have to wait 14 days to get it. But you do need a copy of your I-94 showing your entrance. 


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02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

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05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

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8 hours ago, vinnie&andy said:

We don't need a SSN for marrying. However, we don't know if we should wait 14 days after POE to get the SSN. I'm finding conflicting information on VJ. Some people say their system gets updated overnight and other people say 8 or 14 days.... 

And sometimes it never gets updated 

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My husband applied for his SSN two days after POE, and we got married 5 days after, on 10/21.  He finally just received his SS card by mail yesterday.  There was some delay in processing, but a phone call a couple of weeks ago fixed it.

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11 hours ago, vinnie&andy said:

Hi! I'm traveling to the USA tomorrow with my K1 visa and I would like to know if I should get married and then get my SSN. I am not gonna change my last name and we have read that in order to apply for SSN we have to wait 14 days after POE. We would like to get married ASAP to start the AOS process.

Any suggestions?
Thank you so much!

Apply for SSN 14 days after entry and marry once you get it. This is the best way to have the least amount of issues. If you do this you’ll still have plenty of time to marry and apply for AOS.

 

we applied for my husbands SSN a few days after his arrival. We decided to have our ceremony on the date we chose (so his family could fly in) but we didn’t pick up the marriage license and fill it out with the pastor until after he recieved his SS card in the mail. It took about 4 weeks for his SS card to arrive after we applied (because although we had his I-94 with us when we applied they still had to manually verify him with USCIS since it wasn’t in the computer yet- hence why waiting 14 days is ideal).

 

 


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1 minute ago, K & R said:

Apply for SSN 14 days after entry and marry once you get it. This is the best way to have the least amount of issues. If you do this you’ll still have plenty of time to marry and apply for AOS.

 

we applied for my husbands SSN a few days after his arrival. We decided to have our ceremony on the date we chose (so his family could fly in) but we didn’t pick up the marriage license and fill it out with the pastor until after he recieved his SS card in the mail. It took about 4 weeks for his SS card to arrive after we applied (because although we had his I-94 with us when we applied they still had to manually verify him with USCIS since it wasn’t in the computer yet- hence why waiting 14 days is ideal).

 

 

An SSN was not required for our marriage license, or for our marriage certificate.

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Apply for your SSN first. My fiancee and I arrived the 20th of this month, did Thanksgiving, and went yesterday the 23rd ( no one knew that Friday after Thanksgiving isn't a federal holiday. Was in and out in under 30 minutes following the guide on this site. We arrived thru POE at 9pm the 20th, and her information was in the system on the 23rd,  so no need to wait 14 days anymore. And that was after arriving right before the holiday. We came thru LAX, and applied in Las Vegas, NV for the SS card.

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9 hours ago, vinnie&andy said:

We don't need a SSN for marrying. However, we don't know if we should wait 14 days after POE to get the SSN. I'm finding conflicting information on VJ. Some people say their system gets updated overnight and other people say 8 or 14 days.... 

Ours was in the system 3 days after entering at night none the less. With a holiday in between, so I think it updates overnight. I was printing her I94 after we came thru CBP and were waiting for the bags from the airline. Literally the I94 was available to print less than 10 min after POE. I sent it via google cloud print to my printer at home in Las Vegas,NV, and it was waiting for me when I got there. and only a few days later no problems at the SS office, hopefully card shows up in 2-3 weeks. Came thru LAX POE

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9 hours ago, vinnie&andy said:

We don't need a SSN for marrying. However, we don't know if we should wait 14 days after POE to get the SSN. I'm finding conflicting information on VJ. Some people say their system gets updated overnight and other people say 8 or 14 days.... 

It's overnight. It used to be up to 14 days. I would recommend just getting your SSN ASAP. 

 

 


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