Questions and Answers

Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.

While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!

This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!

Filter by:

Chase reserve medical evacuation benefit

3

Amex or JetBlue MasterCard

3

Amex Platinum vs Chase Reserve

3

Lyft Cash: No Longer Earns Chase UR Points

1

Amex Plat-$50 offer for Best Buy & Home Depot

6

Platinum Confusion – Marriott Brilliant Amex

3

Miles & More European Credit Cards 50% Devaluation

1

Timing about canceling one card and applying for another

2

Can’t find Blue Business Plus

4

Annual fee for Virgin Atlantic M/C

2

Ask a Question

Everyone can read and comment, but you must login to post a new comment.

Answers (5)

Newbie to the USA

Newbie to the USA

  1. dravid74

    Hi all

    My girlfriend has just moved to the USA for a secondment with work (6 months). We are both from the UK, so naturally I was pretty excited to see if she could take advantage of the incredible CC sign up bonuses you have over there.

    Anybody know how/if this would be possible for a foreigner who has just moved over? She is on an L1B (i think?) visa and is getting a temporary social security number. If not straight away, are there any tips she can do to make it possible in a month or two?

    Thanks for any help

  2. Gaurav

    I don’t recall hearing about a temporary social security number. Banks are usually nervous about opening credit cards for people with no credit history. I think your girlfriend’s best bet is to try to get an intro no fee card so she can start building a credit history and then maybe apply for something more lucrative at the end of the six months. It might not work but I think it’s your best option. Good luck!

  3. David W

    You’d have to start small, like anyone else who’s got no credit history I think. No annual fee cards, like the CitiDouble Cash or Chase Freedom maybe?

  4. Gaurav

    If she can’t get those, maybe look at a secured credit card too.

  5. David W

    [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] please merge? [URL]http://asklucky.onemileatatime.com/threads/newbie-to-usa.8838/[/URL]

Sign in to help answer questions.