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Old Jun 30th 2003, 12:01 pm
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Hi, people!

I applied for a name change with SS after I filed my AOS papers in April, and I've just had a letter back from them saying they haven't been able to get verification from BCIS despite 2 attempts. How is this possible? I've just had my 1 yr EAD in my married name, so they must have my name in their system. Or could it be that BCIS just can't be bothered to get back to them?
Any insight would be appreciated.
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Old Jun 30th 2003, 4:26 pm
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kate

Theres probably not much you can do. Its the waiting game again, BCIS style. It will be a matter of time when you get your new card. I would just keep inquiring the social security office for updates.

Oh, how's the bites, hope you are feeling better. My husband and I always wonder about you. We thought we run into weird problems and situations. Like for us, the week after we got married, a water main pike explodes in front of our house.

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QUOTE]Originally posted by katesuiter1
Hi, people!

I applied for a name change with SS after I filed my AOS papers in April, and I've just had a letter back from them saying they haven't been able to get verification from BCIS despite 2 attempts. How is this possible? I've just had my 1 yr EAD in my married name, so they must have my name in their system. Or could it be that BCIS just can't be bothered to get back to them?
Any insight would be appreciated.
Kate. xxxxxx [/QUOTE]
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Old Jun 30th 2003, 4:42 pm
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The bites are healing nicely now, thanks for asking. Sorry to hear about your pipe bursting.

I called SS this morning to find out what the delay could be, and they've more or less given up and told me to contact immigration. I've been trying and trying all morning, but as usual, the hold time at the Customer Service Center is ridiculous, so I'm none the wiser. Oh, well, suppose I'll keep trying. Thanks for your thoughts.
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Anyone..................? (tumbleweed).........................
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Old Jun 30th 2003, 11:46 pm
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katesuiter1 wrote:

    > The bites are healing nicely now, thanks for asking. Sorry to hear
    > about your pipe bursting.
    > I called SS this morning to find out what the delay could be, and
    > they've more or less given up and told me to contact immigration. I've
    > been trying and trying all morning, but as usual, the hold time at the
    > Customer Service Center is ridiculous, so I'm none the wiser. Oh,
    > well, suppose I'll keep trying.

Hi All,

Who did you call at SSA? The field office or the 800#? Have you gone
back into the SSA office if the 800# is who you have been talking with.
Are they telling you no response was received or it's coming back that you
aren't eligible to receive a work authorized SSN card. If they haven't
got a response after 2 tries you could try the SSA Regional Office or call
the BCIS responsible for your state.

http://www.ssa.gov/otherssasites/

Regional Offices:

There are INS phone numbers at the end of this section of POMS. I called
the Maryland # today and it still works. I guess you could try one of
these.

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203720

7. NO INS Response Received

If no response has been received from INS after 20 working days, follow-up
by telephone.

If INS does not respond after two follow-ups, refer the case to the RO.

C. LIST OF INS OFFICES THAT VERIFY DOCUMENTS
 
Old Jul 1st 2003, 1:39 am
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Originally posted by katesuiter1
Hi, people!

I applied for a name change with SS after I filed my AOS papers in April, and I've just had a letter back from them saying they haven't been able to get verification from BCIS despite 2 attempts. How is this possible? I've just had my 1 yr EAD in my married name, so they must have my name in their system. Or could it be that BCIS just can't be bothered to get back to them?
Any insight would be appreciated.
Kate. xxxxxx
Hi People,
Just wondering......can I actually apply for a name change before I file for AOS? Since it's easier for me to do (the SSA office is quite near )

Thanks...
Yanne
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Old Jul 1st 2003, 4:23 am
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yannecantik wrote:

    > Originally posted by katesuiter1
    > > Hi, people!
    > >
    > > I applied for a name change with SS after I filed my AOS papers in
    > > April, and I've just had a letter back from them saying they haven't
    > > been able to get verification from BCIS despite 2 attempts. How is
    > > this possible? I've just had my 1 yr EAD in my married name, so they
    > > must have my name in their system. Or could it be that BCIS just can't
    > > be bothered to get back to them?
    > > Any insight would be appreciated.
    > > Kate. xxxxxx
    > Hi People,
    > Just wondering......can I actually apply for a name change before I
    > file for AOS? Since it's easier for me to do (the SSA office is
    > quite near )

Hi All,

You can apply for a name correction with SSA whenever you have proof to
establish your new name and the name currently on your SSN record.
However, the new name will need to be verified by BCIS through SAVE or
manually with a G-845 request. That could make getting an SSN card in the
new name take a bit long then if you change it with BCIS first and give them
time to get the information into the SAVE system.

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203210

RM 00203.210 Changing Numident Data

A. POLICY – CHANGING NUMIDENT DATA—NAME CHANGE

If applying for a corrected SSN card, the applicant must submit one or more
documents identifying him/herself by both the old name (as shown on the
latest Numident record) and the new name. In addition to the person's name,
the identity document(s) must also show information that can be compared
with the Numident data (e.g., age, date of birth, or parents' names).

The applicant may submit either:

One document showing both the old and new names which establishes both
identities (e.g., a court order for a name change or a marriage
certificate). The document must also show either a photograph of the person
or information that can be compared with the Numident data; or

Two documents, one showing the old name and one showing the new name (e.g.,
a driver's license in the old name and a health insurance card in the new
name). At least one of the documents must also show either a photograph of
the person or information that can be compared with the Numident data.

A legal document showing a name change or the basis of the name change
(divorce, marriage, naturalization), although not required, is certainly
acceptable.

The name to be shown on the SSN card (item 1, line 1 on the application)
must match the name on the identity document showing the new name.

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203200

RM 00203.200 Evidence of Identity for an SSN Card

F. PROCEDURE - EVALUATING IDENTITY DOCUMENTS

Examine adequate documentation to make sure the applicant is who he/she
alleges to be. Ask the applicant to submit one or more documents which meet
the following criteria:

The document provides information the reviewer can compare with the data on
the SS-5 (e.g., the person's name, as well as age, date of birth, or
parents' names) and/or

The document provides information the reviewer can compare with the
applicant (e.g., physical description, photograph).
 
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Wow, that's a real helpful info. Thanks for sharing.

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