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K1 - SSN and wedding planning

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Our approved K1 passport is en route, so we are now trying to plan our wedding (and the continued mountain of paperwork..) for early May.

 

We intend to wait the 2 weeks after landing and then file for her SSN, but I was wondering if we need to have the SSN in hand for the wedding? My understanding is no, but that it may cause difficulties in the future? Right now we're thinking we could apply on April 15, so she would get her SSN before the end of the month. Just want to know how careful we need to be about this. 

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Just about a month ahead of you.  Crossed on Feb 16th got married on Feb 22nd and got my SSN on the 22nd.  Had applied on the 19th for my SSN but all the info was not in the system yet.  Also got my drivers licence two days ago and waiting for the actual marriage cert. any day now so that we can send in the AOS and all the other forms to be able to work and travel!!  

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3 hours ago, JP John said:

Just about a month ahead of you.  Crossed on Feb 16th got married on Feb 22nd and got my SSN on the 22nd.  Had applied on the 19th for my SSN but all the info was not in the system yet.  Also got my drivers licence two days ago and waiting for the actual marriage cert. any day now so that we can send in the AOS and all the other forms to be able to work and travel!!  

I wonder why we would be different, but our lawyer said that SSN is not necessary for marriage, and that she would actually get it with her EAD? (which we're filing for with the AOS)

So she won't actually have an SSN for months... 

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1 hour ago, raptora said:

I wonder why we would be different, but our lawyer said that SSN is not necessary for marriage, and that she would actually get it with her EAD? (which we're filing for with the AOS)

So she won't actually have an SSN for months... 

If she has been in the US less than 76 days, Print out her I-94 and take that along with her passport down to the local SSA office and apply. Your lawyer wouldn't be able to do it for you unless he took her passport and mailed it to the SSA with the application which would be a little inconvenient I assume.

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We arrived in the U.S. on Jan 10th, got married on Jan 12th with no SSN in California, no problem.

 

We applied for my husband's SSN on Feb 4th, but the lady couldn't match up his info with what was in the system (I think this was user error because she typed several dates in backwards and I think she had just input some info wrong at some point) and we were told we would have to wait 4-6 weeks for manual verification.  He received his SSN card in the mail 4 weeks later.  So he was successful at attaining SSN after marriage and before EAD/GC, but he also did not change his name during marriage, which I think is what often causes issues with applying for SSN after marriage.


2018 K1 Filing to Approval: 322 days (RFE 29 Days)

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I-129F mailed: Jan 26 2018

NOA1: Jan 29 2018 (old site), Feb 2 2018 (new site)

RFE: Aug 30 2018 (old site updated 8/30; new site 8/31 w/email and text)

RFE hard copy: rec'd 9/4; ret'd 9/6 (old site updated 9/7; new site 9/10, no text/email)

NOA2: Oct 5 2018 [249 days]  (old site updated 10/5; new site 10/7, no text/email)

Case #: Oct 31 2018 [27 days] (called to get number, no email from NVC)

Left NVC: Nov 13 2018 

Consulate Rec'd (DHL): Nov 19 2018

CEAC 'Ready' status: Nov 29 2018

Interview: Dec 17 2018 [Approved!]

POE: Jan 10 2019 [Los Angeles]

Marriage: Jan 12 2019 :wub::dance:

 

2019 AOS Filing to Approval: 81 Days (No RFE, No Expedite)

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AOS Mailed: Feb 19 2019

NOA1: Feb 25 2019 (I-485, I-765, I-131)

Biometrics Appt. Letter Rcv'd: Mar 8 2019

Biometrics Appointment: Mar 20 2019

Recv'd Interview Appt. Notice: Apr 15 2019 [I-485] (ready to schedule 4/10, scheduled 4/11; old site)

Interview: May 17 2019 [Cleveland, OH]

Approved: May 17 2019  :dance:

Green Card Received: May 24 2019

 

 


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