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Hello! I’m honestly not sure if someone can help me or
not. 

My fiancé is from England and is here on a K1 visa. We went and applied for him to get a SSN on May 17. They have to verify his documents with DHS before issuing a number. 

Everything I’ve read states that foreign fiancés on visas do not need to have a social security number to get the marriage license, they just need to show proof of being here legally (I94, K1 Visa, Passport). However, my local town office (in Maine) is refusing to give us a marriage license without his SSN. It can take 4 to 6 weeks to get an SSN (from what I’ve seen) and we want to get legally married June 26. 

Is my town office correct in refusing to give us a marriage license? I’m stressing out because the wedding is in 4 weeks and 2 days and I don’t know if he’s even going to have his SSN by then. Does anyone have any experience with this?

Thank you in advance! 

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Not sure why that area won't allow you to apply without the SSN... my best guess is going to other places that allow you to do it without the SSN. Or someone at that office doesn't know how to run it through without the SSN.

 

I'm trying hard to find anything but this one doesn't say anything about SSN. https://www.usmarriagelaws.com/marriage-license/maine/city-town-clerks/office-requirements Just check into Maine.

 

off topic> Why does their policy states the SSN will be public after 50 years? That would be a big opener for ID thefts! I should start paying attention to these now.

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They should have an affidavit your fiance can sign which says he does not have a SSN.....


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I didn’t have an SSN when we got our license and when we got married. Also my SSN only took 7 days to arrive, they say it can take up to 4 weeks. This was in NYC so I’m sure it can differ from state to state 

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1 hour ago, tiffanimichele1 said:

Is my town office correct in refusing to give us a marriage license? I’m stressing out because the wedding is in 4 weeks and 2 days and I don’t know if he’s even going to have his SSN by then. Does anyone have any experience with this?

My only advice is to call the next county and see if they have such requirement, or the next next county, or keep calling until you find one that does not require the SSN. You can get married anywhere in the US. Vegas does come to mind.... 

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@tiffanimichele1 

6 hours ago, tiffanimichele1 said:

Is my town office correct in refusing to give us a marriage license?

No, they're not.  Maybe printing these official instructions out and bringing them to your town office will help:  

 

How To Issue a Marriage License

 

Under point 8 and 12 is says: "If the Party is from out of the country and does not have a social security number select the radio button “None"

 

If they don't budge you might need to get a lawyer.  

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26 minutes ago, RLA said:

@tiffanimichele1 

No, they're not.  Maybe printing these official instructions out and bringing them to your town office will help:  

 

How To Issue a Marriage License

 

Under point 8 and 12 is says: "If the Party is from out of the country and does not have a social security number select the radio button “None"

 

If they don't budge you might need to get a lawyer.  

You are amazing. Thank you so much!! 

I also verified with a different town office that he does NOT need his SSN to get a marriage license. I’ll print this document and take it to my town office! I also emailed a lawyer so I will print their response as well. 

 

Thank you!!!!!

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