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Hi guys! My fiance arrived in Philadelphia on his K1 yesterday (yaaay!)

However, this morning we looked up his i-94 and it has his First name listed as : StephenDavid

On every single form we ever filled out, including his passport, and K-1 visa, his first /given name(s) are listed as Stephen David.

 

Is there being no space going to cause issue down the line? Should we go get it corrected and if so how? His point of entry was Dublin, that's a bit of a way's off from Philly.

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They did the same thing for my husband. It was only a slight issue when we went for to the Social security office for his card. It took them an extra week to do a check, but he received it in 3 weeks anyway. It hasn't been an issue for anything else regarding immigration so far and we have our green card interview this week.

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2 hours ago, NearEthereal said:

Hi guys! My fiance arrived in Philadelphia on his K1 yesterday (yaaay!)

However, this morning we looked up his i-94 and it has his First name listed as : StephenDavid

On every single form we ever filled out, including his passport, and K-1 visa, his first /given name(s) are listed as Stephen David.

 

Is there being no space going to cause issue down the line? Should we go get it corrected and if so how? His point of entry was Dublin, that's a bit of a way's off from Philly.

 

That happens sometimes from the passport scan that populates the I-94. It won't be a problem for your AOS. When you apply for Social Security, apply as StephenDavid as if that's his first name because that is how your name will appear in the SAVE database they use to verify your entry. 

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10 hours ago, Wuozopo said:

 

That happens sometimes from the passport scan that populates the I-94. It won't be a problem for your AOS. When you apply for Social Security, apply as StephenDavid as if that's his first name because that is how your name will appear in the SAVE database they use to verify your entry. 

If we do this is the Social security card  going to show his official name as StephenDavid?  His drivers license ? 

Or will we get the opoportinity to correct it at the Ssn office for the card?

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7 hours ago, NearEthereal said:

If we do this is the Social security card  going to show his official name as StephenDavid?  His drivers license ? 

Or will we get the opoportinity to correct it at the Ssn office for the card?

 

The point is to get the SSN which won't change. It's the only thing a K1 can get and that window closes on day 76 in the country. He will not get a driver license until he has EAD. Right now his immigration records in the database show him as StephenDavid. Once you apply for AOS/EAD/AP as Stephen David and those get approved, his record with USCIS becomes Stephen David. Then Social Security finds him in that name and will change the record to match his EAD and greencard name. I actually had 3 versions of names with Social Security to match my I-94, then greencard, then naturalisation certificate.

 

Social Security workers vary so much in what they know about K1s. I don't even know if he applies as StephenDavid it will work,  but that's what I would try on the form because that will be the SAVE database name. If you get any flack, insist that you talk to a supervisor and explain the passport scan did that.  One theory is it has to do with those characters >>>>STEPHEN>>DAVID>>>> on his passport not scanning a space. 

 

The problem when they say they will have to manually verify a name with USCIS is they may not get around to sending it off, or issuing a card when they eventually get the okay from immigration. If you wait around before applying and they take too long, the 76 day window could be closed and the next opportunity is when EAD is approved. Here's a thread about someone who didn't get a SSN because of manual verification as an example of problems people experience. https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/696795-13-weeks-no-ssn-still/

 

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I wonder then if the best option is to call the deferred inspection site closest to me (PHL Airport) and see if they can correct it, then apply for the SSN.

I'll give them a ring and see if this is something they can do. If not, I'll try it your way. What would an SSN even be required for before the EAD? I thought it would help him get a license. My landlord already allowed him onto my lease without it, my work said they could put him onto my insurance with a valid marriage license alone and the bank said they'd let him open an account. The only thing we wanted to try and do right away was get him a license, as I cannot drive (Never learned) and thusly probably cannot buy a car or insure it for him to drive on his intl license.

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21 minutes ago, NearEthereal said:

I wonder then if the best option is to call the deferred inspection site closest to me (PHL Airport) and see if they can correct it, then apply for the SSN.

I'll give them a ring and see if this is something they can do. If not, I'll try it your way. What would an SSN even be required for before the EAD? I thought it would help him get a license. My landlord already allowed him onto my lease without it, my work said they could put him onto my insurance with a valid marriage license alone and the bank said they'd let him open an account. The only thing we wanted to try and do right away was get him a license, as I cannot drive (Never learned) and thusly probably cannot buy a car or insure it for him to drive on his intl license.

Most need it for banks, landlords, insurance. Banks usually want it because they report interest earned to the IRS by SSN. Go try to actually open an account and see how it goes. As far as driving, they need to see proof that the person is legally in the US. A K1 has nothing on paper but the 90 days allowed on their visa entry. If a state gave him a license, it would expire on day 90. Many will not allow a license for that short of time and what's the point if you have to quit driving on Day 91. The EAD card has an expiration of 1 year, so that allows at least a one year license. By that time, the greencard is hopefully Issued. I drove on my UK license like a visitor until I got my EAD. Some advise not to, but I figured I was a visitor until USCIS gave me something more than a 90 day entry. I even got a ticket on my UK license. 

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44 minutes ago, NearEthereal said:

Just got back from PNC bank; they let him create an account with his K-1 visa, and his passport. However, they marked him as a non resident alien, and gave him a W-8 form to sign. Not sure what that's about, but they did let him open an account.

That means as a foreigner, they will not pay all his interest earned into his account. They have to hold back and pay some to IRS. That would amount to pennies at the most if he got an interest paying account. Rates paid are so low it's no big deal. 

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52 minutes ago, NearEthereal said:

Oh good I was freaking out and thinking they'd take 30% of whatever he put in the bank which. No.

 

Thanks!!!!

Nope, his money is not taxed. Only new interest earned is considered income and taxable.

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