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My fiancee will arrive (POE) on February 26th (Tuesday) with her K1 visa. We intend to get married very soon, on March 3rd (Sunday). We will apply for our marriage license on Feb 26 or 27th.

 

We also need to apply for her SSN, but I am unsure when its best to do that? I read things that say to have SSN prior to the marriage. I also read here on the visajourney K1 flowchart, to apply for SSN, get married and then go back to SSA office and change the name on the SSN card?

 

I also see many people say to wait 1-2 weeks before applying for SSN because it won't be in the system yet. But we intend to have our marriage ceremony within one week of her arrival, so I am a little confused on the process forward.

Should we just wait to apply for SSN after the wedding, and bring the wedding documents to show proof of her name change?

 

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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On 2/4/2019 at 4:05 PM, missileman said:

This topic was thoroughly discussed a few days ago here:

 

Thank you, I read through it and became even more confused as everybody has different answers.

 

So, do you know, do we apply for SSN the day she lands at POE? We are in a hurry. How many days after POE do we wait to apply for SSN?

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7 minutes ago, nekotakacho said:

Thank you, I read through it and became even more confused as everybody has different answers.

 

So, do you know, do we apply for SSN the day she lands at POE? We are in a hurry. How many days after POE do we wait to apply for SSN?

You don't have to wait since the records are now electronic.  There have been posters who successfully applied for a SSN a day or so  after POE.  


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On ‎2‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 4:35 PM, nekotakacho said:

My fiancee will arrive (POE) on February 26th (Tuesday) with her K1 visa. We intend to get married very soon, on March 3rd (Sunday). We will apply for our marriage license on Feb 26 or 27th.

 

We also need to apply for her SSN, but I am unsure when its best to do that? I read things that say to have SSN prior to the marriage. I also read here on the visajourney K1 flowchart, to apply for SSN, get married and then go back to SSA office and change the name on the SSN card?

 

I also see many people say to wait 1-2 weeks before applying for SSN because it won't be in the system yet. But we intend to have our marriage ceremony within one week of her arrival, so I am a little confused on the process forward.

Should we just wait to apply for SSN after the wedding, and bring the wedding documents to show proof of her name change?

 

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Just wait 2-3 days then go get a SSN

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On 2/4/2019 at 4:35 PM, nekotakacho said:

My fiancee will arrive (POE) on February 26th (Tuesday) with her K1 visa. We intend to get married very soon, on March 3rd (Sunday). We will apply for our marriage license on Feb 26 or 27th.

 

We also need to apply for her SSN, but I am unsure when its best to do that? I read things that say to have SSN prior to the marriage. I also read here on the visajourney K1 flowchart, to apply for SSN, get married and then go back to SSA office and change the name on the SSN card?

 

I also see many people say to wait 1-2 weeks before applying for SSN because it won't be in the system yet. But we intend to have our marriage ceremony within one week of her arrival, so I am a little confused on the process forward.

Should we just wait to apply for SSN after the wedding, and bring the wedding documents to show proof of her name change?

 

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

She probably has to apply for SSN in her maiden name (even after marriage) and when that comes in she can re-apply in her married name. There are people who tried to do it in married name right away and got denied, since her immigration records are in her maiden name.

 

She can go soon after arrival. Worst case scenario she has to go through manual verification (what's at this point more common then uncommon since USCIS went over to a new system that doesn't communicate well with SSO), that usually takes 3-4 weeks. If she goes asap she should have enough time to overcome manual verification before her I-94 or K1 expires.

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