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I know I went in a bit early but my fiance arrived on the 27th (on a k-1 from England) and we went in the next morning to the social security office to get his number. We printed out the I-94 and had everything but they said that Homeland Security entered his name in the system wrong (they put his first and middle name as his full first name instead of separating them) and now we have to wait up to 4 weeks for the system to update before he can get it. When we went in to get our marriage certificate, they said he needs his social. Has anyone else ran into this problem? We are getting married on the 5th of October so we only have a month to sort all this out. 

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9 minutes ago, Pooley said:

I know I went in a bit early but my fiance arrived on the 27th (on a k-1 from England) and we went in the next morning to the social security office to get his number. We printed out the I-94 and had everything but they said that Homeland Security entered his name in the system wrong (they put his first and middle name as his full first name instead of separating them) and now we have to wait up to 4 weeks for the system to update before he can get it. When we went in to get our marriage certificate, they said he needs his social. Has anyone else ran into this problem? We are getting married on the 5th of October so we only have a month to sort all this out. 

You didn't go too early. That first/middle name issue happens to a lot of UK people. I am wondering if the UK passport is not scanning properly and populates the database with the jammed up names. They manually verify with USCIS. 

 

You should be able to get a marriage license without a SSN. Go back in person and explain he can not get a  SSN yet. He's a foreigner and they should have alternate ID in place like his passport as identification. Talk to a supervisor. 

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1 minute ago, Wuozopo said:

You didn't go too early. That first/middle name issue happens to a lot of UK people. I am wondering if the UK passport is not scanning properly and populates the database with the jammed up names. They manually verify with USCIS. 

 

You should be able to get a marriage license without a SSN. Go back in person and explain he can not get a  SSN yet. He's a foreigner and they should have alternate ID in place like his passport as identification. Talk to a supervisor. 

The guy told me that Homeland just doesn't really care and/or pay attention and just puts it all together a lot. I'm hoping they fix it soon but I called this morning and they said nothing has been done yet. 

 

And that's what I thought about being about to apply for marriage license because how else would people do the CR-1.  Thank you!!

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1 minute ago, Pooley said:

The guy told me that Homeland just doesn't really care and/or pay attention and just puts it all together a lot. I'm hoping they fix it soon but I called this morning and they said nothing has been done yet. 

 

And that's what I thought about being about to apply for marriage license because how else would people do the CR-1.  Thank you!!

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5 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

You should be able to get a marriage license without a SSN. Go back in person and explain he can not get a  SSN yet. He's a foreigner and they should have alternate ID in place like his passport as identification. Talk to a supervisor. 

I actually just looked it up for Idaho, and it does say we need a SSN or at least a letter from the office.

You will need:

  1. To appear together at a County Recorder’s Office.
  2. Approximately $30 in cash. Many County Recorders do not take checks or cards. (Fee varies by county. Some counties charge up to $20 more on Saturdays.)
  3. A social security number for each applicant. Non-U.S. residents should bring identification from the country in which they are a citizen. No SSN? Obtain a letter from the nearest Social Security Office.
  4. One of the following as proof of identity and age:
    • Current driver’s license
    • State-issued identification card
    • Passport
    • Original birth certificate or certified copy
1 minute ago, payxibka said:

Vegas 

Well, we already have the spot reserved and everything.

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Marriage certificates and other vital statistic documents are controlled by the individual States, and each State is a little different. It sounds like Idaho requires a SSN in order to get a marriage license. You should be able to verify the marriage license requirements online by checking with the Idaho dept. of vital statistics, or records, or health dept., sometimes the clerk of the county court has jurisdiction of such matters, all of the states are a little different, as I mentioned before. Sometimes the SSA folks are not the sharpest tools in the shed, and a SSN may not be necessary, such as where we live, King County, WA. Thank goodness, my wife had a 6-week wait for her I-94 records to be entered properly into the CBP's vaunted SAVE computer system.  

 

:ot: My wife and I were just driving through your area, on our way home from a road trip to the Canadian Rockies and Yellowstone/Tetons. We took US 20 from Idaho Falls to Star Valley, etc., to Mountain Home, just taking our time. Nice area, when are the freeways in the Boise area going to be completed?..looks like a big project. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Pooley said:

I actually just looked it up for Idaho, and it does say we need a SSN or at least a letter from the office.

You will need:

  1. To appear together at a County Recorder’s Office.
  2. Approximately $30 in cash. Many County Recorders do not take checks or cards. (Fee varies by county. Some counties charge up to $20 more on Saturdays.)
  3. A social security number for each applicant. Non-U.S. residents should bring identification from the country in which they are a citizen. No SSN? Obtain a letter from the nearest Social Security Office.
  4. One of the following as proof of identity and age:
    • Current driver’s license
    • State-issued identification card
    • Passport
    • Original birth certificate or certified copy

Well, we already have the spot reserved and everything.

It would appear that you already knew about the Idaho requirements...... Good luck !!!


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1 minute ago, Pitaya said:

Marriage certificates and other vital statistic documents are controlled by the individual States, and each State is a little different. It sounds like Idaho requires a SSN in order to get a marriage license. You should be able to verify the marriage license requirements online by checking with the Idaho dept. of vital statistics, or records, or health dept., sometimes the clerk of the county court has jurisdiction of such matters, all of the states are a little different, as I mentioned before. Sometimes the SSA folks are not the sharpest tools in the shed, and a SSN may not be necessary, such as where we live, King County, WA. Thank goodness, my wife had a 6-week wait for her I-94 records to be entered properly into the CBP's vaunted SAVE computer system.  

 

:ot: My wife and I were just driving through your area, on our way home from a road trip to the Canadian Rockies and Yellowstone/Tetons. We took US 20 from Idaho Falls to Star Valley, etc., to Mountain Home, just taking our time. Nice area, when are the freeways in the Boise area going to be completed?..looks like a big project. 

 

Good luck on your immigration journey.

Yeah, I'm hoping it gets fixed soon! And you drove right through my town!! Idaho is a nice state for the most part but as far as construction goes... probably till the day I die lol. There is constant construction 😂 

1 minute ago, Pitaya said:

It would appear that you already knew about the Idaho requirements...... Good luck !!!

Haha.. I do now as I just looked it up. But I guess for most states you don't need them and I assumed Idaho was the same. 

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1 minute ago, Pooley said:

The guy told me that Homeland just doesn't really care and/or pay attention and just puts it all together a lot. I'm hoping they fix it soon but I called this morning and they said nothing has been done yet. 

 

And that's what I thought about being about to apply for marriage license because how else would people do the CR-1.  Thank you!!

 

The I-94 is populated by passport scans so Homeland doesn't really have an opportunity to be careless. It is automated. Previously when we filled out I-94 landing cards on the plan. There was only two fields--first name, last name. The Social Security card was issued without the middle name. Wondering if they are still basicically operating that way so the scan just jams it all into first name field.  

 

Looks like you have to go back to Social Security and get something saying they refused his SSN application.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

 

The I-94 is populated by passport scans so Homeland doesn't really have an opportunity to be careless. It is automated. Previously when we filled out I-94 landing cards on the plan. There was only two fields--first name, last name. The Social Security card was issued without the middle name. Wondering if they are still basicically operating that way so the scan just jams it all into first name field.  

 

Looks like you have to go back to Social Security and get something saying they refused his SSN application.

 

 

Oh okay. Maybe the guy doesn't know what he's talking about then. He did leave us a letter stating that they have to verify before issuing the SSN and could take up to 4 weeks.

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Just now, Pooley said:

Oh okay. Maybe the guy doesn't know what he's talking about then. He did leave us a letter stating that they have to verify before issuing the SSN and could take up to 4 weeks.

Idaho is an outlier.   


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1 hour ago, Pooley said:

 

  1. A social security number for each applicant. Non-U.S. residents should bring identification from the country in which they are a citizen. No SSN? Obtain a letter from the nearest Social Security Office.

Did your county clerk turn you away? Or did you not explain you are a non citizen at all? Or are you going by the internet and haven't actually tried?

I read the above as:

"Non-U.S. residents (dont need one and) should bring identification from the country in which they are a citizen (ie. Passport).

No SSN? Obtain a letter from the nearest Social Security Office (stating you've applied or been denied)."

You have that no?

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1 hour ago, K1visaHopeful said:

Did your county clerk turn you away? Or did you not explain you are a non citizen at all? Or are you going by the internet and haven't actually tried?

I read the above as:

"Non-U.S. residents (dont need one and) should bring identification from the country in which they are a citizen (ie. Passport).

No SSN? Obtain a letter from the nearest Social Security Office (stating you've applied or been denied)."

You have that no?

They did turn me away. I looked it up on our state website and Idaho is one where you do need a SSN or a letter from the social security office. I'm hoping the one they gave us will be accepted. 🤞

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