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I am wondering what all I can and should do after my fiancee arrives this Friday. What should be done right away, after marriage, and what has to wait for AOS.

I know we have to wait for her to work, for her to get a DL, and for her to travel. I know I want to get her one bank card, get her added to my PO Box, and cellphone right away, then other bank cards after marriage because of the name change.

When should or can we get SS card, identification card, she change the name in her passport, when can she get a US passport. And when can I add her name to my loans and/or her own credit card (can she do those with no income before AOS) to start her credit.

Sorry lots of questions, if there is a link with these answers please post it. Thanks in advance!

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21 minutes ago, clw654321 said:

I am wondering what all I can and should do after my fiancee arrives this Friday. What should be done right away, after marriage, and what has to wait for AOS.

I know we have to wait for her to work, for her to get a DL, and for her to travel. I know I want to get her one bank card, get her added to my PO Box, and cellphone right away, then other bank cards after marriage because of the name change.

When should or can we get SS card, identification card, she change the name in her passport, when can she get a US passport. And when can I add her name to my loans and/or her own credit card (can she do those with no income before AOS) to start her credit.

Sorry lots of questions, if there is a link with these answers please post it. Thanks in advance!

Slow down. SSN first.  Most states will not issue ID until her immigration status is more than 90 days.  Credit cards, etc..  is all up to your bank.  

 

 Us passport is many many years away.

 

 


YMMV

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4 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Slow down. SSN first.  Most states will not issue ID until her immigration status is more than 90 days.  Credit cards, etc..  is all up to your bank.  

 

 Us passport is many many years away.

 

 

Thanks! I was just asking all of that now so I don't have to later. What about her SS card having a different name? Should we wait until after we are married or is that easy to change like over the internet or phone after being married. Also her PH passport showing a different last name.. Should we update her passport after marriage.

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Just now, clw654321 said:

Thanks! I was just asking all of that now so I don't have to later. What about her SS card having a different name? Should we wait until after we are married or is that easy to change like over the internet or phone after being married. Also her PH passport showing a different last name.. Should we update her passport after marriage.

We applied for ssn right away.   Will deal with name change later.   Nothing is easy with SSA.  Passport name change is a personal decision 


YMMV

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She can only have a US passport after she becomes a US citizen.

 

Why would you add her to your loans?  She is unlikely to be able to get an unrestricted CC in her name. You can add her as an authorized user to yours. You can get her a cell phone on your account without making her coowner with you. Add her to your lease if required by your landlord.

 

You need to keep your pre-marriage finances separate for many reasons. Money she brings from her home country can be moved into her account Don't be in such a rush to comingle finances. It is in your best interests to each have an account as well as a joint account because an account can be frozen in the event of the death of the owner/co-owner.

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Definitely slow down))) SSN is the most important thing to do. There is a thread in the Philippine subforum where some of us have been discussing this. Get the number now. You can always change the name later. My things to do in order of importance are: Get SSN, get married, add her to insurance and apply for AOS and AP.  Bank accounts are of secondary importance to me. Credit card? Not even on our radar)))) Keep her off of your loans....Just my opinion...


Not a newbie but lost my old info years ago) I have been through this process before --all the way through naturalization-- This site has always been a great help to me. 

 

 

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SSN as soon as possible, as far as passport change, you need to be married, look at the appropriate consulate website to see if they have an outreach close to you, one you have executed marriage license in hand, you can then do a report of marriage via mail to the consulate the requirements are online and easy ... as others have said, slow down or the process will kill you ... the sooner you AOS the better as it gets your next clock going for ROC and naturalization 


 

 

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**Post moved from K1 Process to Moving to the US and your new life in America where similar posts are discussed. 

If assistance is needed with AOS processes specifically, please post your question on the Adjustment of Status from Family Visas forum

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