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I'm hoping to have NOA2 from TSC any day (having got NOA1 back in August).

Preparing for all the things I need to do once I'm in the States, I know I will need a social security number. I actually already have one, as I was an intern in the USA for a year or so during the 90s on a J1 visa and I had a social security number then. I'm assuming

1) my social security number will still be in the system

2) i should use this existing social security number rather than apply for a new one

3) they'll update the status of that number in the system (at the time I was on a J1 visa so I believe it was tagged in someway to state that my employment wasn't transferable etc)

Does anyone know how complex this is? I believe I can find the number itself if I go through all my paperwork from that time (its stored in a box which is currently packed away).


--- k1 visa ---
Texas Service Center (Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here)
I-129F sent: 12 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA1: 15 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA2: 2 Mar 2015 (199 days from NOA1) **No RFEs!**
NVC Received: 19 Mar 2015
Case#, IIN, BIN assigned: 19 Mar 2015
NVC Left: 20 Mar 2015
Consultate Received: 23 Mar 2015
Package 3 Received: 26 Mar 2015
Medical: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 3 Sent: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 4 Received: 23 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 8 May 2015 (Approved!!!)
Visa Issued: 14 May 2015
Visa in Hand: 19 May 2015
Entry to USA: 5 Jun 2015
Married: 21 Jun 2015

---Adjustment of Status---
Sent I-485, I-131 and I-765: 7 Jul 2015
NOA1 for I-485, I-131 and I-765: 14 Jul 2015
Email notification that I-765 was approved: 12 Sep 2015
Email notification that I-131 was approved: 15 Sep 2015
Email notification that EAD/AP combo card was mailed: 15 Sep 2015
EAP and AP combo card received: 18 Sep 2015
Green Card Received: 3 Dec 2015 [ :)] Previous letter stated interview requirement was likely to be waived

 

---Removal of Conditions---
Sent I-751: 13 Oct 2017
NOA1 for I-751: 23 Oct 2017

Biometrics: 20 Nov 2017

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I'm hoping to have NOA2 from TSC any day (having got NOA1 back in August).

Preparing for all the things I need to do once I'm in the States, I know I will need a social security number. I actually already have one,

Then you already have one. It's yours for life.

as I was an intern in the USA for a year or so during the 90s on a J1 visa and I had a social security number then. I'm assuming

1) my social security number will still be in the system Yep forever

2) i should use this existing social security number rather than apply for a new one Yep

3) they'll update the status of that number in the system (at the time I was on a J1 visa so I believe it was tagged in someway to state that my employment wasn't transferable etc) Yep, when you present the EAD and then the GC

Does anyone know how complex this is?

Not

I believe I can find the number itself if I go through all my paperwork from that time (its stored in a box which is currently packed away).


Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

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I Had the exact same topic! Retrieve your SSN before you do anything else! It's still in the system, I got mine back after 20 years. I also was there on J-1 all those years ago. I Had to go to the ACS in Frankfurt, although they sent me to Berlin by mistake. Do not under any circumstances apply for a new SSN. Get the old one back. Write it down. Don't lose it again. I know what I'm talking about.

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