Just saw a post on View from the Wing a day or two ago, Bank of America is partnering with Virgin Atlantic to issue the Virgin Atlantic Black World Elite MC for expats. The signup form does not ask for SSN.
A google search for Virgin Atlantic Expat will bring you to Virgin’s page with more details.
$ 90 AF, not waived for first year.
20k miles on first purchase, 50k miles on $ 12K spending in 3 months, 5k when adding authorized user, 15k on 2nd year’s anniversary date
For the new immigrants with no US history and no Amex for Global transfer. Way better than going with a secured card.