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Amex Centurion USA application declined with Canadian SSN/SIN

Amex Centurion USA application declined with Canadian SSN/SIN

Old Mar 16, 21, 12:03 am
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Amex Centurion USA application declined with Canadian SSN/SIN

I transfered to Amex US 10+ years ago through the global transfer program. I was recently invited to the Centurion program. During signup I provided my Canadian SSN as I don't have a US SSN but was declined as they couldn't pull up my credit. Any way around this? Thank you very much!
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Old Mar 16, 21, 5:01 am
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Do you have any other USA -issued cards, loans, mortgages, etc? If not, there may not be a USA credit history. If yes, how did you open them without a USA SSN?
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Old Mar 16, 21, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
Do you have any other USA -issued cards, loans, mortgages, etc? If not, there may not be a USA credit history. If yes, how did you open them without a USA SSN?
Unfortunately no other usa issued credit cards, loans, mortgagtes, etc besides 8 amex US credit cards
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Old Mar 16, 21, 10:20 am
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Originally Posted by flyer7624 View Post
I transfered to Amex US 10+ years ago through the global transfer program. I was recently invited to the Centurion program. During signup I provided my Canadian SSN as I don't have a US SSN but was declined as they couldn't pull up my credit. Any way around this? Thank you very much!
Canada does not issue SSNs, they issue SINs which are entirely different and should not be put into any field requesting an SSN for the purposes of a credit application.
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Old Mar 16, 21, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by flyer7624 View Post
Any way around this?
Ask whoever you are dealing with to pass it onto someone who uses logic, who can see your 10+ years with them, to sort it for you
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Old Mar 16, 21, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by flyer7624 View Post
I transfered to Amex US 10+ years ago through the global transfer program.
Have you ever filed a US tax return? If so, then you'll have an ITIN in lieu of a SSN. It's the same format number from the same numberspace, so I'd use that. A quick check in Google says that Amex will accept it. Whether that will link to a credit report or not is another matter, and whether the results of that will affect a Centurion application is yet another matter. But completing the application with an ITIN may at least get you past the point of "the application can't be processed without this number."
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