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Hello there!

 

My husband and I went to the local SSN office about a few days ago (last Friday) in hopes of issuing me an SSN and card. however. there was a name mismatch on the the I-94 versus my name on my passport. I have four names (let's say we will represent each name as A,B,C, and D) and the I-94 only displayed my first and last name, making it A and D. It left out my two middle names. As a result, the SS officer decided to put it a document verification request to verify my identity and I couldn't get my SSN or get a joint bank account with my husband. 

 

We're more than ready to begin filing for the AOS since we've already gotten married, but because we got married in another state and et cetera my current name can not be changed to my intended married name. So i'm wondering, is it alright for us to begin filing for AOS, send in the application. then wait for however long the DHS takes to verify my identity and then change my name and update USCIS with a changed name? (And then subsequently get a joint bank account as proof of relationship for the interview)?

 

Also another thing that the social security officer said was that if I changed my name I'd have to get a whole new K1 visa re-issued in my married name. I've never heard of that. Is that true? To my knowledge is the visa even valid since I'm already married? 

 

Thanks for your help.

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As a k visa holder you only have limited time to get a SSN. You most likely will have to wait for the EAD to get a SSN.

 

Make sure you submit the AOS packet with the married name you want. I'm assuming A B C "Husband last name"?

 

You also might be able to go to CBP inspection office and have them correct your 94 but I don't know if you will have time for that due to the limited window.

 

Does your k visa list ABCD as your name? And that matches passport with only i94 missing middle names?

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I agree, I would not let the SSA hold you up from filing the AOS in the married name you want.  To my knowledge, any marriage certificate regardless of which state issued it allows you to legally change your family name (not your given names).  As to what the SSA clerk said about the K1 visa, it appears they did not know what they were talking about.  The K1 was invalidated the minute you entered the US and of course now that you are in the US and are married, there is no need for a K1 nor are you even eligible for it.

 

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2 hours ago, Villanelle said:

As a k visa holder you only have limited time to get a SSN. You most likely will have to wait for the EAD to get a SSN.

 

Make sure you submit the AOS packet with the married name you want. I'm assuming A B C "Husband last name"?

 

You also might be able to go to CBP inspection office and have them correct your 94 but I don't know if you will have time for that due to the limited window.

 

Does your k visa list ABCD as your name? And that matches passport with only i94 missing middle names?

Yes, my K visa does list ABCD and so does my passport. It's just the I-94 with the issue. My I-94 expires on December 3rd, is that too short of a timeframe?

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https://www.uscis.gov/save/casecheck

 

What does it show you here? 

 

If I am remembering correctly you need at least 2 weeks min left on your i94 for SS to even process you. (76 days out of the 90)  SSA goes through the "SAVE" checks. If theres not a automatic electronic match or mismatch issues they have to do manual verification which can take 4-6 weeks. If your i94 is not correct again you may have to seek out a CBP deffered inspection site to fix.

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16 minutes ago, Villanelle said:

https://www.uscis.gov/save/casecheck

 

What does it show you here? 

 

If I am remembering correctly you need at least 2 weeks min left on your i94 for SS to even process you. (76 days out of the 90)  SSA goes through the "SAVE" checks. If theres not a automatic electronic match or mismatch issues they have to do manual verification which can take 4-6 weeks. If your i94 is not correct again you may have to seek out a CBP deffered inspection site to fix.

Gives me two columns, one that says 'case under review' and another that says 'case returned to agency'. What does both of those statuses being there at the same time mean?

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17 hours ago, cywrainide said:

Hello there!

 

My husband and I went to the local SSN office about a few days ago (last Friday) in hopes of issuing me an SSN and card. however. there was a name mismatch on the the I-94 versus my name on my passport. I have four names (let's say we will represent each name as A,B,C, and D) and the I-94 only displayed my first and last name, making it A and D. It left out my two middle names. As a result, the SS officer decided to put it a document verification request to verify my identity and I couldn't get my SSN or get a joint bank account with my husband. 

 

We're more than ready to begin filing for the AOS since we've already gotten married, but because we got married in another state and et cetera my current name can not be changed to my intended married name. So i'm wondering, is it alright for us to begin filing for AOS, send in the application. then wait for however long the DHS takes to verify my identity and then change my name and update USCIS with a changed name? (And then subsequently get a joint bank account as proof of relationship for the interview)?

 

Also another thing that the social security officer said was that if I changed my name I'd have to get a whole new K1 visa re-issued in my married name. I've never heard of that. Is that true? To my knowledge is the visa even valid since I'm already married? 

 

Thanks for your help.

You can email CBP and get the name fixed on the I-94, I sent the email at 10pm, the next morning my name was fixed. I still had to go through secondary verification because my name was too long and couldn't fit the SS system.

 

Your I-94 also need to match your document for the AOS. So definitely get it fixed before sending the package.

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10 hours ago, Ayrton said:

You can email CBP and get the name fixed on the I-94, I sent the email at 10pm, the next morning my name was fixed. I still had to go through secondary verification because my name was too long and couldn't fit the SS system.

 

Your I-94 also need to match your document for the AOS. So definitely get it fixed before sending the package.

Hi there, which email address did you use to get to them?

 

Thank you

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