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Social Security when student

Old Jul 6th 2001, 9:58 pm
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Dear Newsgroup,

I received a social security number when I was student in the United States in 1993.
The card stated that I couldn't work in the US unless INS authorization.

I am about to enter the United States with a k1 visa as my interview in Naples was
successful. I wanted to know whether I have to validate the social security number
(even though I know that I can only work with an EAD card and SSN number) for work
auhtorization with INS. Furthermore, I have misplaced the SSN card, how do I ask for
a replacement and how long does it take to get one. Thanks a lot for the help.

Warm Regards, alyspy

p.s. as soon as I have some time, my fiance and I will post our experiences on our
troublesome wait for the k1 visa. In addition, I will also post my experience
with the interview I had in Naples, Italy. I can say that it was very easy and
the consul was really nice person.
 
Old Jul 7th 2001, 1:11 am
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spyros wrote:

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Hi All!

OK first thing you are going to need is Form SS-5. You can download that from the
Social Security Website at:

http://www.ssa.gov/online/ss-5.html

You will keep the same Social Security number (SSN), so you need to know that. If you
don't call 1-800-772-1213 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Mon. Through Fri. You are
going to need Full name at birth, date of birth, place of birth and mother's maiden
name (unmarried last name).

Now since you already have a SSN, you just need proof of identity, legal alien status
and INS work authorization. So take the completed and signed Form SS-5 to the nearest
Social Security office with your passport with the unexpired K-1 visa stamp.

Can find that at:

http://s00dace.ssa.gov/pro/fol/fol-home.html

Probably good idea to take a copy of EM-00154 with you as well. If you want an
official regulation made in the USA copy, let me know, I will e-mail it to you.

Take care,

Mike
 
Old Jul 7th 2001, 3:33 pm
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Hi Mike,

Thanks for the informative post. I'm in the same situation as the original poster. Good to know I can use my original SS number, even though it is a really low one compared to my fiancé's.

Hmm, I still need to apply for this EAD thing though? I need to do some research on that. Is there some point in the process where you become such a 'legal citizen' that you don't need the EAD to work, as you're married and have a USC spouse? I'm probably asking a stupid question. Hmmm.

Thanks, Jennie

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Old Jul 7th 2001, 3:39 pm
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"Michael D. Young" wrote:
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A decent-quality copy of this memo (jpg, 200K) can now be found at the Marriage Visa
Pages, size suitable for printing on one page. See the visa update notes section (top
left link) or the AOS k1/k2 section under "Temporary EAD".
http://www.mindspring.com/~docsteen/...o/visainfo.htm Thank you again, Michael!!
You made my day!! Alvena
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Old Jul 7th 2001, 3:50 pm
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You do not need it when you have a green card or green card stamp. Until then,
you need it.

Alvena
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Old Jul 7th 2001, 7:03 pm
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Hi Jennie!

Well looking at it from the view of Social Security, you will have a Social Security
card that says you can only work with INS authorization, until you become a permanent
resident alien and you needed the EAD to get that card. You will not be able to get
an unrestricted card until you become a permanent resident alien. Then if you want an
unrestricted card, you submit a Form SS-5, show them some form of ID, e.g. passport,
drivers license and your I-551. Make sure they code the PRA box at the bottom of the
Form SS-5 with a "Y" or when the information is entered into the system you will get
another restricted card.

What do you mean you have a low number? Go to these two URL's and they will explain
the meaning of the numbers :

http://www.ssa.gov/foia/ssnweb.html

http://www.ssa.gov/foia/stateweb.html

Take care,

Mike
 
Old Jul 8th 2001, 2:24 pm
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Thankyou Alvena and Mike.

Yeah, my card does say it's only valid with INS authorisation. Hmmm, ok I just read some of the Doc Steen site and I think I understand now. You see, I'm not sure if I will be working for a year or so and so we're still deciding whether to apply for the EAD or if it'd be a waste of $100 and we should just wait a while.

Thanks for those interesting website's Mike. I understand my SS number now. I was a student in VT and so it begins with 008, whereas my fiancé's is from WI and so in the 390's. So I just presumed I had a number from a different 'alien' database.

~ Jennie

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Old Jul 8th 2001, 6:32 pm
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I also had a social security # issued to me while I was a student in the US, and I
was just wondering if it was ok to use that # in responding to one of the questions
on the G-325 biographic data when we sent our I-129F?

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Old Jul 8th 2001, 6:39 pm
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Hi All!

Yes Sophie that is your Social Security number (SSN). At this point SSNs are not even
reissued after a person dies.

Take care,

Mike
 
Old Jul 9th 2001, 4:34 am
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Hi Sophie,

Yeah, I included my student number in the I-129F petition. I also included a letter of explanation that I'd been a student and a photocopy of the card, as proof. But I never had the whole thing mentioned to me at the interview. So yeah, you'll be fine.

Jennie


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Old Jul 9th 2001, 5:56 am
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Yes. It SHOULD NOT change. Do not apply for another one. You CAN change your name on
the card if need be.

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