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Can I use a name for SSN that is different from my visa?

Old Oct 23rd 2007, 1:50 pm
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Default Can I use a name for SSN that is different from my visa?

I’m currently under my parents' e2 visa, but I might get my ssn during this summer. on my visa, it has my legal name from my country...but since my name was too hard for native speakers to pronounce, I went by an English name for long....I used that name for all my middle and high school year, so I want to keep using this name. Can I use different name to apply for SSN? If I can't, is there a way to change my name on visa, so I can put English name for SSN when I apply for it?
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Old Oct 23rd 2007, 2:32 pm
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Default Re: Can I use a name for SSN that is different from my visa?

I would imagine you're gonna need to change your name, which is a formal legal process. Apparently Americans can get away with "common usage" but I wouldn't gave thought the SSA/DHS are going to let you say "My name's Joe Bloggs, but can I have the SSN in the name of Paulie Knuckles, please?".

Check out http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/...enameFULL.html for starters. Then you're going to have to mess around with your visa...

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Default Re: Can I use a name for SSN that is different from my visa?

Originally Posted by scott2008 View Post
I’m currently under my parents' e2 visa, but I might get my ssn during this summer. on my visa, it has my legal name from my country...but since my name was too hard for native speakers to pronounce, I went by an English name for long....I used that name for all my middle and high school year, so I want to keep using this name. Can I use different name to apply for SSN? If I can't, is there a way to change my name on visa, so I can put English name for SSN when I apply for it?
Thanks. Have great day!
Not sure E-2 children can get a SSN.
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Old Oct 23rd 2007, 3:57 pm
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Default Re: Can I use a name for SSN that is different from my visa?

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Not sure E-2 children can get a SSN.
Your right ..they can't ...
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