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CA can I apply for ssn in married name?

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I have heard that you must apply for SSN in the name on your passport, and then after marriage, apply for a new card with name change.. 

but in CA both times Ive been to the SSOffices, they've informed me that 1)I must marry first and 2) I must come back with the marriage certificate post marriage, but 14 days before K1 expires. That's a lot to fit into 90 days!!! 

I was told outside of the SSOffice, that I MUUUST apply first in my maiden name, but the SSO does not let me do this, and Im now married.

so confusing! 

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7 minutes ago, IsabelleFredrick said:

I have heard that you must apply for SSN in the name on your passport, and then after marriage, apply for a new card with name change.. 

but in CA both times Ive been to the SSOffices, they've informed me that 1)I must marry first and 2) I must come back with the marriage certificate post marriage, but 14 days before K1 expires. That's a lot to fit into 90 days!!! 

I was told outside of the SSOffice, that I MUUUST apply first in my maiden name, but the SSO does not let me do this, and Im now married.

so confusing! 

Go to a different office.

Speak to a different agent.

Talk to a supervisor.

Then talk to the office manager.

 

They are wrong.

You do not need to be married to apply for an SSN.

You should only apply in your maiden name whether married or not. 

Do note that the application doesn't even ask for your marital status so your best bet is to shut your mouth about being married to avoid them being confused. Apply in your MAIDEN name regardless of Marital status!

*so tired of the SSA's ignorance.

Edited by K1visaHopeful

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1 minute ago, K1visaHopeful said:

Go to a different office.

Speak to a different agent.

Talk to a supervisor.

Then talk to the office manager.

 

They are wrong.

You do not need to be married to apply for an SSN.

You should only apply in your maiden name whether married or not. 

Do note that the application doesn't even ask for your marital status so your best bet is to shut your mouth about being married to avoid them being confused.

*so tired of the SSA's ignarance.

what happens if you apply in your married name?

The officer argued that the whole point of the K1 is that you marry asap, and therefore I should use my married name. It makes sense, and i felt helpless to argue even though I know otherwise. ugh

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*~*~*moved from “AOS from K visas” to “social security numbers” where this question is often asked*~*~*

 

Dealing with the SSA offices is often a feat of endurance. Can you go to another office? You can get your number before marriage - and this is the recommended way. Name on SSN card will have to match the name you used when you entered the country (name on passport and I-94). You can change it to the married name at a later date.


 

 

 

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1 minute ago, IsabelleFredrick said:

what happens if you apply in your married name?

The officer argued that the whole point of the K1 is that you marry asap, and therefore I should use my married name. It makes sense, and i felt helpless to argue even though I know otherwise. ugh

You can’t apply in your married name. You entered the “system” using your maiden name. They get their data from the I-94. It will be an even bigger headache to apply in your married name because as far as the SSA is concerned, Mrs Isabelle Newname does not exist. 


 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, IsabelleFredrick said:

what happens if you apply in your married name?

The officer argued that the whole point of the K1 is that you marry asap, and therefore I should use my married name. It makes sense, and i felt helpless to argue even though I know otherwise. ugh

What's supposed to happen?

You provide your MC and they change the name on your maiden name card into your married name.

What does happen 90% of the time?

They say they are unable to do it because your immigration name (ie. Your maiden name) doesnt match the name you are trying to apply for the card in (ie. Your married name). They tell you to come back when you have an immigration document in your married name (ie. Your Combo Card or GC).

 

Go to a different office. Maybe you'll find one that knows the procedure how to process K1 SSNs.

Edited by K1visaHopeful

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