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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

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