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Name change at Social Security - Alien Status?

Old Apr 26th 2002, 1:10 am
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Gili
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I got married a 3 weeks ago and would like to change the last name on my Social
Security Card to my husband's last name. I came in as a tourist and my I-94 expired 1
week ago. They say they need proof of my Alien Status.

The instructions for the corrected social security card say: ALIEN STATUS: We need to
see an unexpired document issued to you by the INS, such as Form I-551, I-94, I-688B,
or I-766. We CANNOT accept a receipt showing you applied for the document.

So when can I actually change my info? I already went to the INS to apply for AOS
and everything is under my "married" name. Will this create problems for me in
the future?

Thanks.
 
Old Apr 26th 2002, 1:40 am
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Michael D. Youn
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Gili wrote:

    > I got married a 3 weeks ago and would like to change the last name on my Social
    > Security Card to my husband's last name. I came in as a tourist and my I-94 expired
    > 1 week ago. They say they need proof of my Alien Status.
    >
    > The instructions for the corrected social security card say: ALIEN STATUS: We need
    > to see an unexpired document issued to you by the INS, such as Form I-551, I-94,
    > I-688B, or I-766. We CANNOT accept a receipt showing you applied for the document.
    >
    > So when can I actually change my info? I already went to the INS to apply for AOS
    > and everything is under my "married" name. Will this create problems for me in
    > the future?
    >
    > Thanks.

Hi All!

You are going to have to wait until your AOS has been approved.

RM 00203.400 Who Must Submit Evidence of Lawful Alien Status for an SSN Card

2. Replacement SSN Card

All applicants who allege a foreign place of birth and/or who are not U.S. citizens
must submit evidence of either lawful alien status or INS-granted work authorization
for a replacement SSN card, if the Numident for a prior application does not show an
IDN of "H." The "Evidence Submitted" block must be annotated to show "IDN=H" in lieu
of listing the actual document.

RM 00202.235 Form SS-5 - Evidence (IDN) Codes

H - The applicant is an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence.

NOTE: An IDN OF "H" on the Numident is sufficient evidence of lawful permanent
resident status for a replacement SSN card.

RM 00203.450 Evidence of Nonimmigrant Status for an SSN Card

A. POLICY - GENERAL

Each alien lawfully admitted as a nonimmigrant should have an unexpired INS document
as evidence of his/her status. An INS letter, receipt, copy of an application form or
any document not listed in this subchapter is not acceptable evidence of alien status
in lieu of the appropriate INS document.

B. PROCEDURE

1. Evaluating Documents

Check both sides of documents issued to nonimmigrants for expiration dates and /or
extensions.

2. Expired Documents

Do not process the SS-5 when an expired document is submitted since no SSN can be
assigned. Return the SS-5 to the applicant and refer the individual to INS. Return
mailed-in applications with an SSA-L676 denial notice.

3. INS Receipts

Do not process the SS-5 when an INS receipt is submitted since the alien must submit
the appropriate INS document issued. (A receipt showing the alien applied for the
document is not acceptable.)

Take care,

Mike
 
Old Apr 26th 2002, 1:40 am
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Gili
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But can I change my name at the DMV without changing it at the Social
Security Office???

Thanks again.
 
Old Apr 26th 2002, 2:10 am
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Michael D. Youn
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Gili wrote:

    > But can I change my name at the DMV without changing it at the Social Security
    > Office???
    >
    > Thanks again.

Hi All!

I guess you better call DMV and ask what's their requirements for changing your name
on a driver's license, since every state has different regulations.

Take care,

Mike
 
Old Apr 26th 2002, 4:40 am
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"Michael D. Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > Hi All!
    >
    > You are going to have to wait until your AOS has been approved.

not quite...when she applies for AOS, she can also apply for an EAD. the SSN office
will accept an EAD card (also known as an I-766) as valid alien status and will
issue a SSN on that basis. so, when her EAD arrives in her married name, she can go
to the SSN office with the EAD, marriage certificate, and her old SSN card to get
her name changed.
 
Old Apr 26th 2002, 5:40 am
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Gili
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"Mrs_Blackross" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    >
    > "Michael D. Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > Hi All!
    > >
    > > You are going to have to wait until your AOS has been approved.
    >
    >
    > not quite...when she applies for AOS, she can also apply for an EAD. the
SSN
    > office will accept an EAD card (also known as an I-766) as valid alien status and
    > will issue a SSN on that basis. so, when her EAD arrives in her married name, she
    > can go to the SSN office with the EAD, marriage certificate, and her old SSN card
    > to get her name changed.
    >

Thanks so much for the heads up. I already applied for the EAD and will hopefully get
it within two months. I'm glad I won't have to wait one year to straighten out my
"name issues".
 
Old Apr 26th 2002, 6:10 am
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Mrtravel
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Show DMV your marriage certificate

Gili wrote:

    > But can I change my name at the DMV without changing it at the Social Security
    > Office???
    >
    > Thanks again.
 
Old Apr 26th 2002, 12:10 pm
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Michael D. Youn
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Mrs_Blackross wrote:

    > "Michael D. Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > Hi All!
    > >
    > > You are going to have to wait until your AOS has been approved.
    >
    > not quite...when she applies for AOS, she can also apply for an EAD. the SSN office
    > will accept an EAD card (also known as an I-766) as valid alien status and will
    > issue a SSN on that basis. so, when her EAD arrives in her married name, she can go
    > to the SSN office with the EAD, marriage certificate, and her old SSN card to get
    > her name changed.

Hi All!

I think you better read these:

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/36f3b...c8b05424a8525-
6a51004df36d?OpenDocument

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/36f3b...35781f4218525-
6a51004df300?OpenDocument

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/36f3b...5de8291128525-
6a51004df437?OpenDocument

I-94 expired no status. I-766 is work authorization document does not establish your
legal status.

Take care,

Mike
 
Old Apr 26th 2002, 12:40 pm
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sorry, I should have said the SSN office will accept the EAD as authorization to
work, not necessarily valid alien status...however, either way, having an EAD means
she is allowed to work and therefore is entitled to a SSN. an I-94 is irrelevant to
the SSN office if you have a valid EAD. All they care about is if you are authorized
to work and have unexpired proof of such. The links you provided only back up that
fact. I entered the US as a tourist with no I-94 and by the time I got my EAD was
technically out of status, yet the SSN office required nothing more than my (new one
with married name on it, issued in MD) drivers license and EAD to issue the SSN.

--
Crazy Canuck married to a Dam Yankee Entered as Visitor 07/04/01 Married 08/25/01
Filed @ VSC-AOS, EAD, AP 01/07/02 1st NOA 02/06/02 2nd NOA 02/07/02 EAD approved
02/26/02 AP Approved 02/28/02 AOS appointment letter rec'd 03/07/02 Fingerprint
letter rec'd 03/07/02 AOS interview 04/02/02 AOS APPROVED 04/02/02!!! GC arrived in
mail 04/19/02 next step..removing conditions..April 2004

some helpful sites on the net:
http://www.mindspring.com/~docsteen/...o/visainfo.htm
http://www.k1faq.com/faq_index.htm
http://www.geocities.com/immigration...-130/index.htm "Michael D. Young"
<[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Mrs_Blackross wrote:
    >
    > > "Michael D. Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]...
    > > >
    > > > Hi All!
    > > >
    > > > You are going to have to wait until your AOS has been approved.
    > >
    > > not quite...when she applies for AOS, she can also apply for an EAD. the
SSN
    > > office will accept an EAD card (also known as an I-766) as valid alien status and
    > > will issue a SSN on that basis. so, when her EAD arrives in her married name, she
    > > can go to the SSN
office
    > > with the EAD, marriage certificate, and her old SSN card to get her name changed.
    >
    > Hi All!
    >
    > I think you better read these:
    >
    >
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/36f3b...8/8b6b2d6c8b05
424a85256a51004df36d?OpenDocument
    >
    >
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/36f3b...8/0449be035781
f42185256a51004df300?OpenDocument
    >
    >
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/36f3b...8/cec7d565de82
911285256a51004df437?OpenDocument
    >
    > I-94 expired no status. I-766 is work authorization document does not establish
    > your legal status.
    >
    >
    > Take care,
    >
    > Mike
 
Old Apr 26th 2002, 1:40 pm
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Andy Platt
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"Michael D. Young" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I think you better read these:

Look at the SS-5 form. All you need is the EAD.

Andy.

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I'm not really here - it's just your warped imagination.
 
Old Apr 26th 2002, 5:10 pm
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Did you tried showing them (SS) your marriage certificate? Thats all I took with me
for the last name change.
 
Old Apr 26th 2002, 5:40 pm
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Gili
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"KohEve" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Did you tried showing them (SS) your marriage certificate? Thats all I
took
    > with me for the last name change.

Really? What state are you in? I'm in CA and I have a feeling they try to make things
tougher around here. I already have a SSN and all I want to do is change my name. I
would guess the Marriage Certificate should be enough. The problem is my I-94 expired
2 weeks ago, so I don't have any more proof of legal alien status until I get my
paperwork from the INS.
 

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