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Posted by .mab_5700
on 25 Apr 2022

Trying to obtain pension residency but unable in getting a signed benefit verification letter from the Social Security Administration. I've written multiple letters (6), email the US Embassy (3x), called numerous times, all to no avail. My Guatemalan immigration attorney is useless. Does anyone have a solution to this problem?

Upright4 on 30 Apr 2022 - 07:20

I had the same problem. After many phone calls and emails a person at the U.S. State Dept. told me to try this:

1. Print a copy of your S.S. Benefit Verification Letter.

2. Write on it "I (print full name) certify that this benefit verification letter was given to me by the Social Security Administration."

3. Sign your full name.

4. Get it notarized. I did this at a local copy/mailing shop. $15.

5. Mail it to the Secretary of State of your state, with fee and your request to have the letter apostilled.

I did this, and the letter was returned apostilled. I was in California at the time.


grunonfeliz on 14 Sep 2022 - 03:23

Did this work for the original poster?

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