I am not sure if this question fits this stack exchange, but I could not any other that seemed more appropriate. Here it goes.

Say person A is a U.S citizen with 3 years of credit history. Person B is an international (neither citizen nor permanent resident) and has 5+ years of credit history and has lived in the U.S for the past decade on student/job visas. Then my question is, can one determine their citizenship/immigration status correctly by looking at only their credit reports?

  • You mean in a US context, correct?
    – Joe
    Commented Jun 11, 2018 at 20:52
  • Yes only in a US context and the answer in your comment does not provide a credible source.
    – dezdichado
    Commented Jun 11, 2018 at 20:55
  • The issue will be that the information in the credit report is somewhat confidential information to the credit bureaus, and so I don't think it's 100% known what is in them (hence not always a credible source exists). All that can be said is that nothing is known to be in them indicating citizenship. (Side note, of course the SSN can be queried with the SSA, so this will not be hard to obtain if they want to... you may want to clarify in your question the reason you're asking, if it's not just a random question.)
    – Joe
    Commented Jun 11, 2018 at 20:58
  • @Joe I'm missing how a SSN relates to this question. I have a SSN and I'm not even a US person. Commented Jun 11, 2018 at 21:03
  • @RupertMorrish The SSN could (in theory) be used to tell if the person was a citizen, separately from the credit report; hence my question of what is driving the question (it may, or may not, matter.
    – Joe
    Commented Jun 11, 2018 at 21:06


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