I have recently submitted an adjusted status based on marriage to a US citizen. Ten years ago I came to the US on a J1 visa and received a SSN. Would it still be valid or would it be expired when I completed the program. My husband would like to add me to his bank account but I would need a SSN to do that. We are not able to do anything much, in terms of joint accounts and insurance, etc. since I do not have a SSN. We only have a joint lease agreement. What I would like to know is:
1. Is that SSN still valid and could I use it for the joint bank account, or do I shred the card and wait for the AOS to be completed.
2. If it is still valid, do I need authorization to use it for the bank account, etc.
SSNs don't expire. You will use that number for the rest of your life. Once you get a greencard you can get a new SS card, without the DHS notation.
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