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My husband is IR1 visa recipient. He just got here on Saturday. How long do you think it will take to receive the social security card? We checked the box on the visa application to have the Social Security card mailed directly to the house. We paid the green card fee (immigrant visa fee) Saturday night. Thanks for your help!

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*** Thread moved from Working & Traveling forum to the Social Security Numbers subforum. ***


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnvisa/why_use.htm

I found the answer to my own question.

"Then, once you arrive in the U.S., you can expect your SSN card at your mailing address in about 3 weeks."

But do you think we can get it sooner? Thanks ?

Don't count on it coming in the mail. Some do, most don't. I have been here over a month and my greencard arrived yesterday, but still no SSN. I went down to the SSA office and did the application thing after waiting for three weeks after POE. They couldn't "verify" me in their system, so they copied my visa to "send to Immigration for verification" which could take up to 30 days, they tell me.

You may be one of the lucky ones, but lately, more often than not from what I am reading, you will have to chase it. Good luck!


ROC

01/18/2017   Sent in I-751

01/26/2017   Check cashed

01/28/2017   Received NOA dated 01/20/2017

02/16/2017   Biometrics done

10/24/2017   Traveled to Minneapolis for I551 stamp

02/26/2018     Case received by Field Office - S. Paul

05/012018     Case transferred to another USCIS office for processing 

N-400

02/02/2018    Filed N-400 online

02/05/2018    NOA online - NOA letter 02/09/2018

02/21/2018     Biometrics walk-in

 

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3 weeks for me (I asked to have one SSN given to me at the moment of the immigration filing)

Edited by stupid

--Stupid

Click here for my Timeline Details

IR-1 Visa, filling from abroad (embassy: Paris, France), dates formats mm/dd/yyyy
08/19/2013 I-130 NOA1
10/05/2013 Alien# notification
02/13/2014 I-130 transferred to CSC
02/27/2014 I-130 NOA2
04/09/2014 -- NVC received + case number assigned
04/11/2014 -- Completed DS-261 online
04/14/2014 -- I-864(AOS) Bill Generated and paid
04/17/2014 -- DS-261 accepted
04/20/2014 -- IV bill invoiced and paid
07/08/2014 -- DS-260 completed online
07/14/2014 -- Sent I-864(AOS) Package
08/04/2014 -- NVC scan date (email)
08/21/2014 -- Checklist for AOS (missing 2013 tax info and missing IV civil docs)
08/22/2014 -- IV civil docs sent
09/08/2014 -- NVC scan date (email)
09/04/2014 -- AOS documents sent again !
09/11/2014 -- Checklist for civil docs (US marriage certificate wanted vs. FR one sent)
09/12/2014 -- US marriage certificate sent
09/17/2014 -- NVC scan date (email)
11/28/2014 -- Case Complete
01/05/2015 -- Medical
01/06/2015 -- Interview
01/13/2015 -- Visa in Hand
04/28/2015 -- POE

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4 weeks waiting here! I ticked that box for it to be sent to me but I went to SSA 2 weeks after POE. My info was wrong so my documents were copied and they said to come back in 30 days if no card is received by mail. Meanwhile, I WAS scheduled to start working next week but just found out I may not be able to because of no SSN.

I'm feeling upset and confused but I can't do anything but wait and hope that I can start working without one.

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Same here ....

My POE date is 30 April n today its been 28 days adter arrival n still not received SSN. We have check mark the box in DS 260 & went to SSA office too. But they told us to wait for 3 weeks,if not received then only give an application. Not received yet so,gave application on 26th n still waiting.


USCIS Stage

05/22/2013- I-`30 Sent

05/24/2013 - Priority Date

05/29/2013- NOA 1 Hardcopy Received

09/09/2013 - Transfer Notice: VSC to NSC

11/06/2013 - NOA2- Approved

11/08/2013 - Case Shipped to NVC

11/11/2013 - NOA2 Hardcopy Received

NVC Stage

12/18/2013- Received Case Number & IIN (Recieved on phone: 12/17/2013)

12/19/2013- DS-261 generated & filled

12/20/2013- AOS fee bil generated & paid

12/24/2013- IV Pakcet fee bill generated

12/26/2013- IV Packet fee paid

01/04/2014- DS-260 filled & submitted online

02/04/2014 - AOS Packet sent

01/15/2014 - IV Packet Sent

02/08/2014 - Received FALSE Checklist

03/03/2014 - Received Checklist for AOS

03/10/2014 - Shipped AOS Checklist response to NVC

03/26/2014 - Case Complete ...........So Happy :dancing:04/02/2014- Received CC EMail
Retrogression hits in June Visa bulletin....stucked!

02/07/2015-Interview scheduled date

CONSULATE

Medical:02/18/2015

Biometrics:03/12/2015

Interview:03/18/2015---- Result- AP (Asked to submit New Joint Sponsor)

Submitted New Joint Sponsor: 03/30/2015

Status on CEAC changed to ISSUED: 04/01/2015 :dancing::wow:

Collected Passport and Visa Packet: 04/04/2015 :):energy::dancing:

POE:04/30/2015 (Boston)

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Same here ....

My POE date is 30 April n today its been 28 days adter arrival n still not received SSN. We have check mark the box in DS 260 & went to SSA office too. But they told us to wait for 3 weeks,if not received then only give an application. Not received yet so,gave application on 26th n still waiting.

My POE was also 30 April...I have to wait until the 15th June to see if I get the card by mail. I have called the SSA to see if I can at least get the number but nothing. Im concerned because of the job. I have been told that some employers will accept you but just not pay until the number is available, but the employer can also choose to not employ.

Good luck with your card.

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Same here ....

My POE date is 30 April n today its been 28 days adter arrival n still not received SSN. We have check mark the box in DS 260 & went to SSA office too. But they told us to wait for 3 weeks,if not received then only give an application. Not received yet so,gave application on 26th n still waiting.

After submitting application she told me to come back tomorrow, and she told me my SSN next day. Card usually arrives within 2 weeks. I submitted application on 19th, still didn't receive my card. I think you should go to their office, they will tell you your number.

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Don't count on it coming in the mail. Some do, most don't. I have been here over a month and my greencard arrived yesterday, but still no SSN. I went down to the SSA office and did the application thing after waiting for three weeks after POE. They couldn't "verify" me in their system, so they copied my visa to "send to Immigration for verification" which could take up to 30 days, they tell me.

You may be one of the lucky ones, but lately, more often than not from what I am reading, you will have to chase it. Good luck!

I see in your sig that you received your social security card 5 days after you received your greencard (congratulations). Do you think you would've received it in the mail even if you hadn't resubmitted the application?

Edited by CitizenJ

timeline in layman's terms:

Submitted I-130 (in person) - September 16th, 2014

I-130 Approved - November 12th, 2014

Received an e-mail prompting me and my wife to complete form DS-260 and submit some documents to a bank (NOA2?) - November 28th, 2014

Submitted documents to bank - December 4th, 2014

Received an e-mail instructing me and my wife to schedule an interview appointment - December 18th, 2014

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I see in your sig that you received your social security card 5 days after you received your greencard (congratulations). Do you think you would've received it in the mail even if you hadn't resubmitted the application?

No, I really don't think so. I think it took the application going to immigration to shake it loose. The SSA office had to "verify" my identification with them. Like other VJ posters have said, just because you check the box on the visa application, it does not mean that it will automatically be sent to you.


ROC

01/18/2017   Sent in I-751

01/26/2017   Check cashed

01/28/2017   Received NOA dated 01/20/2017

02/16/2017   Biometrics done

10/24/2017   Traveled to Minneapolis for I551 stamp

02/26/2018     Case received by Field Office - S. Paul

05/012018     Case transferred to another USCIS office for processing 

N-400

02/02/2018    Filed N-400 online

02/05/2018    NOA online - NOA letter 02/09/2018

02/21/2018     Biometrics walk-in

 

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