Congrats on the CLI and on obtaining an unsecured BOA card. I'm curious; are you now residing in the US?
Thanks for the response. I was simply curious about have things have evolved over time. When I came to the US in the mid-80s to work for the UN I arrived on a B-2 visitor's visa that was later subsequently to a G-4 (diplomatic) visa. NYC banks like Chemical Bank,Citibank, Manufacturer's Hanover, etc. would routinely mail out unsolicited credit cards with their application forms, and there was no requirement for a Social Security or TIN number.