Announcement

Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.

Can use mail forwarding service address for SS, Driver's License, Bank, Credit Card?

Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Can use mail forwarding service address for SS, Driver's License, Bank, Credit Card?

    Could anyone know whether I could use a mail forwarding address such as Earth Class Mail for Driver License, SS and other institutional things? Will the department of transport and bank accept this address for my driver's license?

    Reason being I will have to leave the US for a couple of months.

    Thanks in anticipation.

  • #2
    Forget about a drivers license as long as you dont have your SSN card in hand.
    N-400 timeline (2013):
    SC: Texas
    USCIS: NYC

    April:
    22 : Application Filed
    24 : USCIS Received Date
    24 : Priority Date
    26 : NOA - (I-797C)
    29 : Check Cashed
    May:
    02 : FP Notice Received
    29 : FP Done
    31 : In-line for Interview
    August:
    06 : NOA - interview scheduled
    08 : YL received
    10 : Interview letter received
    September:
    10 : Interview - passed
    11 : NOA - Oath letter sent
    16 : Oath letter received
    October:
    04 : Oath
    07 : Applied for PP
    21 : Got PP - end of journey

    Comment


    • #3
      Hi Taz. Thanks for the reply. Let's say the address to receive SSN is in Fremont, can I use a mail forwarding address let's say in SF to apply for driver license?

      Comment


      • #4
        Tommy, please check the DMV website from the state you want apply for the drivers license.

        You need in all states proof of your ID, which is based on a point system. E.g. in New Jersey they have a 6 point ID Verification + you need proof of address (utility, credit card bills etc pp).
        N-400 timeline (2013):
        SC: Texas
        USCIS: NYC

        April:
        22 : Application Filed
        24 : USCIS Received Date
        24 : Priority Date
        26 : NOA - (I-797C)
        29 : Check Cashed
        May:
        02 : FP Notice Received
        29 : FP Done
        31 : In-line for Interview
        August:
        06 : NOA - interview scheduled
        08 : YL received
        10 : Interview letter received
        September:
        10 : Interview - passed
        11 : NOA - Oath letter sent
        16 : Oath letter received
        October:
        04 : Oath
        07 : Applied for PP
        21 : Got PP - end of journey

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Tazmania View Post
          Forget about a drivers license as long as you dont have your SSN card in hand.
          No, you do not need a SSN to get a DL. At least in the South. My wife got her DL with a foreign passport, and nothing else, even without any utility bills.
          *******************

          04/23/08 - received NL, EU5***
          10/01/08 - number is current
          04/01/09 - package sent to Chicago
          05/15/09 - biometrics
          07/02/09 - interview
          07/14/09 - two family members received green cards
          09/12/09 - last green card received

          Comment


          • #6
            Where was it at when (1889? )?
            N-400 timeline (2013):
            SC: Texas
            USCIS: NYC

            April:
            22 : Application Filed
            24 : USCIS Received Date
            24 : Priority Date
            26 : NOA - (I-797C)
            29 : Check Cashed
            May:
            02 : FP Notice Received
            29 : FP Done
            31 : In-line for Interview
            August:
            06 : NOA - interview scheduled
            08 : YL received
            10 : Interview letter received
            September:
            10 : Interview - passed
            11 : NOA - Oath letter sent
            16 : Oath letter received
            October:
            04 : Oath
            07 : Applied for PP
            21 : Got PP - end of journey

            Comment


            • #7
              Thanks guys.

              Turns out in California we need SSN for the license. http://www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/dl_info.htm#ltlp

              Comment


              • #8
                Dont worry about a drivers license, thats the less important thing you need.

                Most important is to get the SSN. For opening a bank account you dont need a one at most banks.

                And forget about a credit card. Most you can get is a secured one or you are an American Express customer like we and can use their global transfer progam.
                Last edited by Tazmania; 22nd June 2008, 08:22 AM.
                N-400 timeline (2013):
                SC: Texas
                USCIS: NYC

                April:
                22 : Application Filed
                24 : USCIS Received Date
                24 : Priority Date
                26 : NOA - (I-797C)
                29 : Check Cashed
                May:
                02 : FP Notice Received
                29 : FP Done
                31 : In-line for Interview
                August:
                06 : NOA - interview scheduled
                08 : YL received
                10 : Interview letter received
                September:
                10 : Interview - passed
                11 : NOA - Oath letter sent
                16 : Oath letter received
                October:
                04 : Oath
                07 : Applied for PP
                21 : Got PP - end of journey

                Comment


                • #9
                  FYI, you don't need a SSN to get a driver licence in TX.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    He is in CA, not in TX
                    N-400 timeline (2013):
                    SC: Texas
                    USCIS: NYC

                    April:
                    22 : Application Filed
                    24 : USCIS Received Date
                    24 : Priority Date
                    26 : NOA - (I-797C)
                    29 : Check Cashed
                    May:
                    02 : FP Notice Received
                    29 : FP Done
                    31 : In-line for Interview
                    August:
                    06 : NOA - interview scheduled
                    08 : YL received
                    10 : Interview letter received
                    September:
                    10 : Interview - passed
                    11 : NOA - Oath letter sent
                    16 : Oath letter received
                    October:
                    04 : Oath
                    07 : Applied for PP
                    21 : Got PP - end of journey

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Tazmania View Post
                      Where was it at when (1889? )?
                      It was in 2003 in Texas.
                      *******************

                      04/23/08 - received NL, EU5***
                      10/01/08 - number is current
                      04/01/09 - package sent to Chicago
                      05/15/09 - biometrics
                      07/02/09 - interview
                      07/14/09 - two family members received green cards
                      09/12/09 - last green card received

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MdX2009 View Post
                        FYI, you don't need a SSN to get a driver licence in TX.
                        You absolutely need a SSN in TX, no question about it. Furthermore I really dont think there is a state in the US that issues DLs without asking for your SSN.

                        http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/adminis...quirements.htm

                        As a matter of fact, until recently, most states used your social security number as you primary or secondary DL number.
                        [DV 2009]
                        03/31/08: Received NL - CN Current Nov 08
                        07/15/08: Sent DS230 & DSP122
                        09/01/08: Medicals completed
                        09/19/08: Sent $375 DV fee
                        09/26/08: Received DV fee reciept
                        10/01/08: Received confirmation of AOS
                        10/30/08: Sent AOS petition to USCIS
                        11/14/08: Received NOA
                        11/17/08: Received Biometrics Notice
                        12/06/08: Received Interview Notice
                        12/17/08: Interview completed
                        01/13/09: Received Welcome Notice
                        01/17/09: Received Permanent Resident Card
                        ~Livin' la vida loca ~

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by dematra View Post
                          You absolutely need a SSN in TX, no question about it.
                          I have a question: how comes that my wife does not have a SSN, but has a Texas DL?
                          *******************

                          04/23/08 - received NL, EU5***
                          10/01/08 - number is current
                          04/01/09 - package sent to Chicago
                          05/15/09 - biometrics
                          07/02/09 - interview
                          07/14/09 - two family members received green cards
                          09/12/09 - last green card received

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I got my DL in South Carolina without SSN and with a foriegn passport (on F2 Visa). That was last year. But as I remember I think I had to provide supporting documents for addresses and stuff.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I have a question: how comes that my wife does not have a SSN, but has a Texas DL?
                              Probably, she got DL before SSN became a requirement for DL.

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by raevsky View Post
                                Probably, she got DL before SSN became a requirement for DL.
                                I don't think so. And in fact, it is not a requirement, or better to say, it is not a requirement for everybody. I looked up the Texas Administrative Code, here is what rule 15.42 says about SSN:
                                "(a) The social security number shall be obtained from all applicants who have been issued a number by the United States Social Security Administration."
                                In my understanding, those who have not been issued a number, do not have to give it to DPS. Also, the said rule 15.42 says:
                                "(f) Applicants who state they have not applied for, have not been issued or do not have a social security number assigned by the Social Security Administration will be given the department's "Social Security" affidavit for completion."
                                *******************

                                04/23/08 - received NL, EU5***
                                10/01/08 - number is current
                                04/01/09 - package sent to Chicago
                                05/15/09 - biometrics
                                07/02/09 - interview
                                07/14/09 - two family members received green cards
                                09/12/09 - last green card received

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  True. It is still not a requirement.

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by masematn View Post
                                    I don't think so. And in fact, it is not a requirement, or better to say, it is not a requirement for everybody......."
                                    Doesn't she need a SSN for other official paperwork? Am thinking public school systems (if you have kids), banks, credit cards etc.

                                    Can you get a SSN if you are in F2 status anyway? I guess I have never thought about it....hmmmmmm....
                                    [DV 2009]
                                    03/31/08: Received NL - CN Current Nov 08
                                    07/15/08: Sent DS230 & DSP122
                                    09/01/08: Medicals completed
                                    09/19/08: Sent $375 DV fee
                                    09/26/08: Received DV fee reciept
                                    10/01/08: Received confirmation of AOS
                                    10/30/08: Sent AOS petition to USCIS
                                    11/14/08: Received NOA
                                    11/17/08: Received Biometrics Notice
                                    12/06/08: Received Interview Notice
                                    12/17/08: Interview completed
                                    01/13/09: Received Welcome Notice
                                    01/17/09: Received Permanent Resident Card
                                    ~Livin' la vida loca ~

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by dematra View Post
                                      Doesn't she need a SSN for other official paperwork? Am thinking public school systems (if you have kids), banks, credit cards etc.
                                      Not really. When it is a must, we use my number (and the name, of course). At school we never had any problems at all; there is even no difference between our citizen and non-citizen kids. We just put n/a in a SSN field, and it works. As for banks and cards, the situation is much more complicated. Some banks (BoA, for example) will open accounts and give a credit card with ITIN, while others will not let you enter ITIN in the SSN field. (And some of these others will take ITIN if you come to the branch in person.)

                                      Originally posted by dematra View Post
                                      Can you get a SSN if you are in F2 status anyway? I guess I have never thought about it....hmmmmmm....
                                      I don't know anything about F2, my wife is a J-2. I heard that it was very easy to get SSN a few years ago, but now you need a whole bunch of papers for that. And F-2 are not allowed to work, is it so? J-2 can get a permit, and in this case (with employment letter), a J-2 could get a SSN, I guess. But check with your state, it may vary.
                                      *******************

                                      04/23/08 - received NL, EU5***
                                      10/01/08 - number is current
                                      04/01/09 - package sent to Chicago
                                      05/15/09 - biometrics
                                      07/02/09 - interview
                                      07/14/09 - two family members received green cards
                                      09/12/09 - last green card received

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        But keep in mind, without a SSN you cannot built a credit history/credit score
                                        N-400 timeline (2013):
                                        SC: Texas
                                        USCIS: NYC

                                        April:
                                        22 : Application Filed
                                        24 : USCIS Received Date
                                        24 : Priority Date
                                        26 : NOA - (I-797C)
                                        29 : Check Cashed
                                        May:
                                        02 : FP Notice Received
                                        29 : FP Done
                                        31 : In-line for Interview
                                        August:
                                        06 : NOA - interview scheduled
                                        08 : YL received
                                        10 : Interview letter received
                                        September:
                                        10 : Interview - passed
                                        11 : NOA - Oath letter sent
                                        16 : Oath letter received
                                        October:
                                        04 : Oath
                                        07 : Applied for PP
                                        21 : Got PP - end of journey

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X