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Old Jul 5th 2002, 9:53 pm
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Can a person on a H4 visa rent an apartment ?
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Old Jul 5th 2002, 11:54 pm
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As far as I know legally there is no reason why you can't. As long as you can pay your rent and will be in-status for the duration of a lease I can't see why not.
However, like many companies, the owner or property manager may want to see proof of income, SSI and will probably want to do a credit check.

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Old Jul 7th 2002, 9:57 pm
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Thank you Sue for your reply.

I do not work ( since I am on H4 ) - can my husband act as a guarantor ? Also I do not have a SSN, and no credit history in this country.

What do I do in this situation ?
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As your husband is acting as guarantor then they will probably use his details, SSN,income etc. They may also want his name included on the lease, I think that will depend on the owners/managers policies.

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Old Jul 9th 2002, 12:20 pm
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On Sun, 07 Jul 2002 18:20:02 -0700, koblu wrote:

    > Thank you Sue for your reply.
    >
    > I do not work ( since I am on H4 ) - can my husband act as a guarantor ? Also I do
    > not have a SSN, and no credit history in this country.
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    > What do I do in this situation ?

Ask the landlord. This is strictly a decision the landlord has to make on his own.
Immigration law is immaterial here. For that matter, this is pretty much just
contractual (unless discrimination is involved) rather than any particular law being
involved at all.

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