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I married my wife on Dec 20, 2018 and I am trying to postpone filing taxes until she has been issued a social security number so that we may claim joint status. However, in order to process her adjustment of status it seems as if I need the most recent year's tax return. Since I am still in the tax filing window for 2018 is it ok to claim my 2017 tax return as the most recent year?

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Yes. The 2018 tax return won't be due until after tax day (April 15th).

 

If she's still on K-1 status and has at least 14 days of legal status left, she can apply for an SSN still. They typically only take a week or 2 to arrive by mail.

Otherwise she will need an EAD to get an SSN. Tax day is in 2.5 months. An EAD is taking ~4-7 months right now. So that timing wouldn't work out.


Timelines:

Spoiler

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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

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~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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