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Just wanted to say good luck to @brandonflude1, who’s flying out today to start his new, soon to be married, life in the US!

 

Hope you have a smooth flight and easy POE!

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Lol you get a pass from me, I've murdered a few post with typos and just confused the out of a topic altogether, so all is good as far as I'm concerned.

 

Safe journey stateside Brandon, hope POE goes smoothly, exciting times ahead bro, best of luck 🎉

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Thank you @Zoeeeeeee!!!! I'm here and everything is okay! Had a small issue at POE, CBP Officer said there was some paperwork in my packet for a H1-B visa so that caused some confusion, but I was admitted as a K1. I got my bank account yesterday! 

 

 

Thank you for wishing me with sage, it brought a huge smile to my face!

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9 minutes ago, brandonflude1 said:

Thank you @Zoeeeeeee!!!! I'm here and everything is okay! Had a small issue at POE, CBP Officer said there was some paperwork in my packet for a H1-B visa so that caused some confusion, but I was admitted as a K1. I got my bank account yesterday! 

 

 

Thank you for wishing me with sage, it brought a huge smile to my face!

Hey, 

 

What did you need to open an account? 

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2 minutes ago, Carl. said:

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Hey, 

 

What did you need to open an account? 

The bank I went to accepted just my passport and having my fiancee who was already a member at the credit union. The only downside (really not a downside) is I can't earn any interest until I add my Social Security Number when that comes through.

 

It was really quite simple. They did ask for a letter addressed to me proving I lived at the address,  but they waived it when we explained the situation and that my fiancee was already a member. I'm not sure where you are in Michigan, but this was with Consumers Credit Union :)

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17 minutes ago, brandonflude1 said:

Thank you @Zoeeeeeee!!!! I'm here and everything is okay! Had a small issue at POE, CBP Officer said there was some paperwork in my packet for a H1-B visa so that caused some confusion, but I was admitted as a K1. I got my bank account yesterday! 

 

 

Thank you for wishing me with sage, it brought a huge smile to my face!

Maybe ‘sage’ was exactly what I meant to say, in both senses of the word...may your journey be wise and well-seasoned 😆...

 

Oh no, I bet that was a bit unnerving - glad all worked out in the end! 

 

Have you applied for your SSN yet? 

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1 minute ago, Zoeeeeeee said:

Maybe ‘sage’ was exactly what I meant to say, in both senses of the word...may your journey be wise and well-seasoned 😆...

 

Oh no, I bet that was a bit unnerving - glad all worked out in the end! 

 

Have you applied for your SSN yet? 

Not yet - I read somewhere to wait 10 working days, so 2 weeks. I'll head down in the middle of June. I think then it takes around 2 weeks for it to come in the mail. I really don't need it yet, so I'm not going to rush and risk the manual verification scenario.

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16 minutes ago, brandonflude1 said:

Not yet - I read somewhere to wait 10 working days, so 2 weeks. I'll head down in the middle of June. I think then it takes around 2 weeks for it to come in the mail. I really don't need it yet, so I'm not going to rush and risk the manual verification scenario.

Ohhhh...I thought I read the opposite, that’s it good to apply straight away? 

 

I need to hunt through the forums when I’m writing my checklist for moving, there’s so much I forget or confuse.

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34 minutes ago, brandonflude1 said:

The bank I went to accepted just my passport and having my fiancee who was already a member at the credit union. The only downside (really not a downside) is I can't earn any interest until I add my Social Security Number when that comes through.

 

It was really quite simple. They did ask for a letter addressed to me proving I lived at the address,  but they waived it when we explained the situation and that my fiancee was already a member. I'm not sure where you are in Michigan, but this was with Consumers Credit Union :)

Right next to you in battle creek 

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7 minutes ago, Zoeeeeeee said:

Ohhhh...I thought I read the opposite, that’s it good to apply straight away? 

 

I need to hunt through the forums when I’m writing my checklist for moving, there’s so much I forget or confuse.

It takes 2 weeks for your paperwork and such to all be in the system, and then it takes around 2 weeks from when you apply for them to issue it and you receive it.

 

If you apply too early, and your name isn't in the SAVE (I believe it's called this) Database then it needs to be manually verified and this can take up to 8 weeks I think 

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