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Rui N. 842 posts

I went to the US as a student and was able to open a bank account without a SSN – a bank on campus “knew” how to do it.
Only got my SSN when I got a small job at the university – got paid $300 and opened the world of credit cards and earned me millions of points, so probably the best paid job I’ve ever got! But you can also get a TIN if you don’t have a right for a SSN, and for credit cards they are the same. But to do it from the UK will be quite a stretch.

How did you get a job on a student visa?

To all the naysayers, I’m sure this is solvable. It just might take a bit of work…

F1 student Visa allows you to easily get a job in the university (like I did). And allows 1 full year outside (full time equivalent? I know it can be used for paid summer internships) the university while you are studying and another year after you are studying, I believe. Can’t recall all the specifics still.

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