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tubbstep Oct 6th 2011 6:12 pm

Evidence for UKC Applying for US SSN
 
Hi Guys,
So I'm here. In Brooklyn, and love it. My friends have been really welcoming and I've finally found an almost affordable studio. My school is great and the faculty are hilarious.

However, now I need to get paid. Which means I need to apply for a social security number. Because I'm residing in Brooklyn I have to file it face to face at the Brooklyn Social Security office downtown.

However, they say they need 2 pieces of evidence. This is where I am really stumped, as I haven't got my UK birth certificate.

Evidence with me include:
  • UK Valid Passport
  • Valid H-1B Visa Sticker in my passport
  • I-94 form (in passport)
  • Valid UK Driving Photo License (not counterpart)

Can I use my UK Valid Passport and the I-94 form in my passport as two pieces of evidence?

Please help you lovely people!

rpjs Oct 6th 2011 6:33 pm

Re: Evidence for UKC Applying for US SSN
 

Originally Posted by tubbstep (Post 9661602)
Hi Guys,
So I'm here. In Brooklyn, and love it. My friends have been really welcoming and I've finally found an almost affordable studio. My school is great and the faculty are hilarious.

However, now I need to get paid. Which means I need to apply for a social security number. Because I'm residing in Brooklyn I have to file it face to face at the Brooklyn Social Security office downtown.

However, they say they need 2 pieces of evidence. This is where I am really stumped, as I haven't got my UK birth certificate.

Evidence with me include:
  • UK Valid Passport
  • Valid H-1B Visa Sticker in my passport
  • I-94 form (in passport)
  • Valid UK Driving Photo License (not counterpart)

Can I use my UK Valid Passport and the I-94 form in my passport as two pieces of evidence?

Please help you lovely people!

I'd hazard a guess yes, as what they need is proof of identity and proof of status in the US, which is what your passport and visa provides.

When I applied, a couple of weeks after arriving on a spousal immigrant visa, I didn't have my actual Green Card yet so all I provided was my passport with endorsed immigrant visa and they were fine with that. Of course it may be different for H-1Bers.

HarryTheSpider Oct 6th 2011 9:49 pm

Re: Evidence for UKC Applying for US SSN
 
Yup - that's all I had too - oh, and the birth certificate, but they never asked for that.
:fingerscrossed:

tubbstep Oct 6th 2011 10:39 pm

Re: Evidence for UKC Applying for US SSN
 

Originally Posted by HarryTheSpider (Post 9661967)
Yup - that's all I had too - oh, and the birth certificate, but they never asked for that.
:fingerscrossed:

You've made my night.
As a teacher... you can have a gold star! :starsmile:

tubbstep Oct 7th 2011 9:00 pm

Re: Evidence for UKC Applying for US SSN
 

Originally Posted by tubbstep (Post 9662070)
You've made my night.
As a teacher... you can have a gold star! :starsmile:

Went to the SS Office today.
Passport and Visa was absolutely fine. SSC should be at my address within 2 weeks.

dbj1000 Oct 8th 2011 4:03 pm

Re: Evidence for UKC Applying for US SSN
 

Originally Posted by tubbstep (Post 9663600)
Went to the SS Office today.
Passport and Visa was absolutely fine. SSC should be at my address within 2 weeks.

The operative word being "should".

Be ready to call them in 2 weeks, and make an appointment at the SS Office a few days after that to check on its progress! :)

rpjs Oct 9th 2011 2:04 am

Re: Evidence for UKC Applying for US SSN
 

Originally Posted by dbj1000 (Post 9664699)
The operative word being "should".

Be ready to call them in 2 weeks, and make an appointment at the SS Office a few days after that to check on its progress! :)

If you're on "the system" (SAVE I think it's called) then I understand it may sometimes be possible to go back to the SSA a day or two after making the application and get notification of the number "over the counter". In my case I went to the SSA on the first Monday after I'd been in the US for two weeks (IR-1 LPR). "The system" was down that morning so they couldn't verify my status but they let me fill out an SS-5 and took a copy of my passport and endorsed visa. On the Friday I called to ask if they could tell me if I had been assigned a number and if I could come in to be notified of it and the nice lady gave me my number over the phone. She admitted it was against the rules but did so because I'd been polite and waited patiently while she got my details.

tubbstep Oct 16th 2011 4:25 am

Re: Evidence for UKC Applying for US SSN
 
Received my Social Security card today. Just over a week. Good work USA!

ljaw2002uk Oct 16th 2011 10:37 pm

Re: Evidence for UKC Applying for US SSN
 

Originally Posted by dbj1000 (Post 9664699)
The operative word being "should".

Be ready to call them in 2 weeks, and make an appointment at the SS Office a few days after that to check on its progress! :)

Mine arrived within a week.

cyrus1341 Oct 18th 2011 1:05 am

Re: Evidence for UKC Applying for US SSN
 
I applied for mine the day after I arrived on 23 September and still waiting:(


Originally Posted by ljaw2002uk (Post 9678403)
Mine arrived within a week.


tubbstep Oct 18th 2011 1:18 am

Re: Evidence for UKC Applying for US SSN
 

Originally Posted by cyrus1341 (Post 9680583)
I applied for mine the day after I arrived on 23 September and still waiting:(

They suggest you wait 10 days before applying for it, as your entrance information hasn't been processed before this time, and then they put a 3 week hold on the card, I believe.

:fingerscrossed: it shouldn't be too long now!

cyrus1341 Oct 18th 2011 1:33 am

Re: Evidence for UKC Applying for US SSN
 
Thanks hope so as you need it for everything here as you know!!


Originally Posted by tubbstep (Post 9680602)
They suggest you wait 10 days before applying for it, as your entrance information hasn't been processed before this time, and then they put a 3 week hold on the card, I believe.

:fingerscrossed: it shouldn't be too long now!


RayM Oct 18th 2011 2:17 am

Re: Evidence for UKC Applying for US SSN
 
Arrived in the US on Sept 23rd. Applied for SSN on Oct 11th. Received my card in the mail today. :)
Now to take my driving test.

Wibblypig Oct 18th 2011 2:41 am

Re: Evidence for UKC Applying for US SSN
 
We arrived on the 22nd Sept, hubby had his by the 5th Oct....I think his nagging them may have helped as they wanted to shut him up :eek:

That reminds me I need to sort out my ITIN :blink:


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