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My fiance is going down to the Social Security office today to apply for his SS#. I am reading through the information that needs to be filled out and I am slightly confused. In section 5 on citizenship it has non-immigrant allowed to work and non-immigrant not allowed to work. I would assume this is not able to work as we are on a K1 visa

 

This is where I get confused. 

 

They tell you to print out and take the RM 10211.530 to take with you as some SS agents don't understand that K1 can apply for a visa.  On this page it says under K1 "Legal alien allowed to work"   

 

I don't want to send him down there with incorrect paperwork and cause a delay. Has anyone else noticed this? Am I reading it wrong? 

 

Thanks in advanced for any help, just want to make sure we are doing it right!

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K-1 visa holders are eligible to work with an EAD. The problem is that it takes more than 3 months for the EAD to be processed and issued and it is only valid for the duration of the I-94, which is 90 days. Even if you apply for it the day you arrive, by the time you get it it’s already expired. So it’s useless. Hence almost all K-1 people don’t bother with it (you also have to pay for it and why would you pay for something you won’t be able to use?) and just resign themselves to not working until the AOS stage.


 

 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Megan&Daniel said:

I am not worried about having the actual work permit for him right now. I am only worried that I am checking the right box to on the Social Security application. 

 

Unless he has a valid EAD, then he is not eligible to work legally. The note you quoted about K1s should be clarified to say that a K1 is a legal alien eligible to apply for work authorization like @JFH mentioned.  I would check the not allowed to work box, but in the end, I don't thin it will matter as the SSC alone does not authorize a K1 immigrant to work legally.

 

Good Luck!


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4 minutes ago, Bill & Katya said:

Unless he has a valid EAD, then he is not eligible to work legally. The note you quoted about K1s should be clarified to say that a K1 is a legal alien eligible to apply for work authorization like @JFH mentioned.  I would check the not allowed to work box, but in the end, I don't thin it will matter as the SSC alone does not authorize a K1 immigrant to work legally.

 

Good Luck!

Thank you! 

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1 hour ago, Megan&Daniel said:

My fiance is going down to the Social Security office today to apply for his SS#. I am reading through the information that needs to be filled out and I am slightly confused. In section 5 on citizenship it has non-immigrant allowed to work and non-immigrant not allowed to work. I would assume this is not able to work as we are on a K1 visa

 

This is where I get confused. 

 

They tell you to print out and take the RM 10211.530 to take with you as some SS agents don't understand that K1 can apply for a visa.  On this page it says under K1 "Legal alien allowed to work"   

 

I don't want to send him down there with incorrect paperwork and cause a delay. Has anyone else noticed this? Am I reading it wrong? 

 

Thanks in advanced for any help, just want to make sure we are doing it right!

 

For the form he has to fill out:

Legal alien allowed to work

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Yes, technically he's a legal alien allowed to work. Meaning he COULD get an EAD based on his status, even though it's a useless path.

Some non-immigrant statuses CANNOT get an EAD, they are the legal aliens not allowed to work.


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Just now, EM_Vandaveer said:

Yes, technically he's a legal alien allowed to work. Meaning he COULD get an EAD based on his status, even though it's a useless path.

Some non-immigrant statuses CANNOT get an EAD, they are the legal aliens not allowed to work.

Thank you! I went with allowed to work. 

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5 hours ago, Megan&Daniel said:

My fiance is going down to the Social Security office today to apply for his SS#. I am reading through the information that needs to be filled out and I am slightly confused. In section 5 on citizenship it has non-immigrant allowed to work and non-immigrant not allowed to work. I would assume this is not able to work as we are on a K1 visa

 

This is where I get confused. 

 

They tell you to print out and take the RM 10211.530 to take with you as some SS agents don't understand that K1 can apply for a visa.  On this page it says under K1 "Legal alien allowed to work"   

 

I don't want to send him down there with incorrect paperwork and cause a delay. Has anyone else noticed this? Am I reading it wrong? 

 

Thanks in advanced for any help, just want to make sure we are doing it right!

He is non-immigrant not allowed to work. That's the status until such time as he gets his EAD then you can return to SS for an updated SS card.


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Legal alien allowed to work is the correct choice. Your SS card will state ''not valid for work without DHS authorization'' when you receive it. Once your EAD comes, that is your authorization.


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