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I want to share my bad experience so it dors not happen to you, then if somebody knows what else it can be done please help.

After a week of arriving to U.S we went to get my fiancee's SS card... Big mistake I should have waited a bit longer. The lady kept us waiting for a long time nd they she came in and gave us a paper saying they need to ask immigration if she was allowed to have an SS card and that the procesa was going to take up to 90 days. I asked if we could wait until her name showed in the system and she said no, that it didnt matter and that there was no other way. It has been two weeks and I called SS and her name doesnt even show in SS records. The lady on the phone told me to keep waiting.

This is very frustrating because we want to get her a Florida Id and we are getting married soon...

My mom was getting a new SS card at the same time as we did and she over heard the lady making jokes because we were same sex couple.

I dont know what else to do...

My mistake was not waiting two weeks i guess

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did you take your wife passport with the K1 and I-94 inside? once you show this you will get your SS number, you check out the step by step here on visajourney. some SS place dont know so they will refuse you but its the law and when she gets it, it will have her number and also work authorised by DHS only.

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You can try other SSA office.. If they do not have any record of you applying for an SSN at this location.. try other offices..


K1 VISA APPLICATION

10.28.14 - Package Sent

11.06.14 - NOA1

11.21.14 - NOA2

12.10.14 - NVC Received

12.15.14 - US Consulate General Vancouver Received

12.22.14 - Packet 3 Received

01.24.15 - Packet 3 Sent

01.27.15 - Packet 4 Received

02.17.15 - Medicals

03.03.15 - Interview - Approved

03.14.15 - See you California. Thank you Lord.

03.28.15 - Civil Wedding 

05.12.15 - Church Wedding 

SOCIAL SECURITY CARD

04.02.15 - Applied (brought with me completed SS-5, I-94, passport and original marriage certificate)

04.07.15 - Card Received (under married name)

11.13.15 - SSA Requested Removal of Restriction

11.20.15 - New SS Card without Restriction Received

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS & EAD

04.02.15 - Package Sent (EAD & AOS)

04.04.15 - Package Received (Chicago Lock box)

04.06.15 - NOA1 (EAD)

04.07.15 - NOA1 (AOS)

04.17.15 - Biometrics Notice (via Post mail)

04.29.15 - Biometrics schedule

04.22.15 - Successful Walk In for an Early Biometrics

06.19.15 - Approval (based on the card date - EAD)

06.26.15 - EAD Card Received

07.27.15 - NPIW

09.19.15 - Online status approval

09.25.15 - Green Card Received. Thank you Lord!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS  (CSC)

06.23.17 - Application sent

06.26.17 - Received

06.29.17 - NOA

07.10.17 - Biomentrics Notice (via Post mail)

07.17.17 - Biometrics schedule

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*** Thread moved from Working & Traveling forum to the Social Security Numbers subforum -- topic chiefly involves the SS card. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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I took her passport with visa in it, i took a copy of her electronic I-94 and nothing they just gave a paper saying they needed verification from Immigration and that the process may take up to 90 days... I have a reference number but when i called SS they say they couldnt help with that number...

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All you need is the passport, a printout of the I-94, and an application form. That's all my fiancee had when we went to the SSA office on Monday and we didn't have any problems. It was just after two weeks after her arrival (not that it should matter). I suggest going again and printing this out to show those lovely SSA people that your fiancee is eligible for a SS card:

https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0110211530

I would think a Miami office would have more informed employees, guess not!

Edited by usmsbow

Removing Conditions Timeline

Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

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