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Hi all,

How does one obtain a SSN please?

I recieved my GC early this year and going back to the US for a week in a couple of months ie before the 1year mark. Any advice for how to do this without much hassle?

 

I'll also like to apply for my SSN although I don't plan to move until middle of next year.

Is it possible to apply from outside the US or best I apply in person when I get there?

Thanks.

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6 minutes ago, Damilolly said:

Hi all,

How does one obtain a SSN please?

I recieved my GC early this year and going back to the US for a week in a couple of months ie before the 1year mark. Any advice for how to do this without much hassle?

 

I'll also like to apply for my SSN although I don't plan to move until middle of next year.

Is it possible to apply from outside the US or best I apply in person when I get there?

Thanks.

You have to go to a social security office and apply to get one. Follow the steps on their website and bring the documents needed to prove your identity. 

 

So you have not been in the country at all this year, and your coming back for only one week? Where will they send the card to a US or UK address? If you are living outside the USA then why did you apply for green card and under what visa did you get it? Did you know if you spend more time outside the US for a year then they can revoke your greencard?

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5 minutes ago, cyberfx1024 said:

You have to go to a social security office and apply to get one. Follow the steps on their website and bring the documents needed to prove your identity. 

 

So you have not been in the country at all this year, and your coming back for only one week? Where will they send the card to a US or UK address? If you are living outside the USA then why did you apply for green card and under what visa did you get it? Did you know if you spend more time outside the US for a year then they can revoke your greencard?

So a SSN can only be applied for in person in the US?

I returned in January and will go again in Dec, return in Jan then finally mid of next year.

The card will be sent to a US addy. I applied for GC cos I want to live in the US, my dad is a USC. I'm returning within a year. My understanding is if you stay out for over 12months 2ce then it'll be revoked. 

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6 minutes ago, Damilolly said:

So a SSN can only be applied for in person in the US?

I returned in January and will go again in Dec, return in Jan then finally mid of next year.

The card will be sent to a US addy. I applied for GC cos I want to live in the US, my dad is a USC. I'm returning within a year. My understanding is if you stay out for over 12months 2ce then it'll be revoked. 

You'll need to prove you have ties here in the US or they will revoke it. 

 

Open bank/credit accounts, things like that will need to be shown. 

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14 minutes ago, BenjaminKeating said:

You'll need to prove you have ties here in the US or they will revoke it. 

 

Open bank/credit accounts, things like that will need to be shown. 

You mean on my impending entry in Dec even tough it's within a year and my GC isn't even a year old?

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There is no hard and fast rule. If they think you're not living permanently in the US as a permanent resident then they will take steps to revoke your card. Hopefully when you enter you won't get any trouble, but be prepared.

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41 minutes ago, Damilolly said:

You mean on my impending entry in Dec even tough it's within a year and my GC isn't even a year old?

As above, if they think/have evidence or reason to believe you're not permanently residing in the US as a permanent resident then yes they can take steps to revoke your green card.

 

Permanent Residence isn't something you can just use to come back and forth as you wish (not saying that's what you're doing I'm just generalizing).

 

If you're granted a green card as a permanent resident then the US should quite literally be your permanent residence.

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Thanks everyone.

 

Back to my original question supposing my GC isn't revoked. 

 

How does one obtain a SSN please?

I'm wondering how long I need to be in the country for so if it's best to wait till mid next year when I move finally.

Is it possible to apply from outside the US or best I apply in person when I get there? Is it one face to face meeting or I'll have to go for multiple meetings?

Thanks.

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5 hours ago, Damilolly said:

Thanks everyone.

 

Back to my original question supposing my GC isn't revoked. 

 

How does one obtain a SSN please?

I'm wondering how long I need to be in the country for so if it's best to wait till mid next year when I move finally.

Is it possible to apply from outside the US or best I apply in person when I get there? Is it one face to face meeting or I'll have to go for multiple meetings?

Thanks.

You go to your local SS office and apply in person.

 

You take a ticket number when you walk in, fill out a form, go to a counter and hand it over, sign a couple of documents and there you go.

 

You'll get it in the mail a week or two later. 

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On 9/6/2017 at 4:38 PM, BenjaminKeating said:

You go to your local SS office and apply in person.

 

You take a ticket number when you walk in, fill out a form, go to a counter and hand it over, sign a couple of documents and there you go.

 

You'll get it in the mail a week or two later. 

Thank you.

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