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When you apply for the SSN at your local office you should get a letter stating that this has been applied for. This is good enough to start work and just give the employer the SSN when it arrvies.

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This quote is from another thread- I just wonder if this is really true? My husband has a potential job offer pending his social security number and he works in a very limited field in this area. We didn't think he could actually start working until he had the number, but he does have the letter stating it was applied for.


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In fact my husband show his employer said letter and was fine...but I guess it all depends on the employer and their policy...now that he got his number he updated the records and all seems to be working well...good luck...

Dorothy


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you can have a SSN but that does not mean you can work. It is illegal to work without your EAD and if you do you can expect to be deported. You must wait to get your EAD card in your hand and then you can work....not before.


AOS, EAD, AP, filed on Feb 8, 2006

NOA received Feb 18, 2006

Biometrics done on Apr 21, at St. Paul office..wait some more......

Touched on April 24 and 28

email aproval for AP on May 1

email approval for EAD on May 3

received AP on May 3

received EAD in mail on May 8

start work of June 1

AOS interview in Bloomington on July 19 8am

AOS approved,passport stamped on July 19

as of Dec 10, 2006 still no greencard....waiting and waiting....USCIS says we are approved, and check back in 60 days...no idea what is happening

Dec 18, email stating welcome letter is in the mail

Dec 20, 5 emails saying they ordered production of my new card......

Dec 24...welcome to America letter in the snail mail

Dec 26...GC in hand and all is correct...

NOTE TO SELF..file to lift conditions 04/19/08

04/22/08 filed to lift conditions

05/01/08 package returned wrong form

05/05/08 re-submitted right form to california

05/09/08 cheque cashed

05/13/08 NOA

05/19/08 appointment letter for biometrics received..appointment on 05/28/08 at 11 am at USCIS St. Paul

05/28/08 took my two appointment letters and had my fingerprints done

11/13/08 touched and email stating card production ordered and will be sent to me in 30 days

11/21/08 GC in hand no mistakes expires 11/13/18

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you can have a SSN but that does not mean you can work. It is illegal to work without your EAD and if you do you can expect to be deported. You must wait to get your EAD card in your hand and then you can work....not before.

If you look at the OP's signature, you will see that they have already received their EAD. In any case, I seriously doubt you would be deported for working without it, though it is technically illegal. USCIS seems to be rather forgiving of these things for spouse's of US citizens.


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2/15/2006 Sent in AOS/EAD application

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3/2/2006 Received NOA1 for AOS

3/20/2006 Received Biometrics appointment letter for AOS/EAD (4/11/2006)

3/30/2006 EAD application touched

4/11/2006 Biometrics appointment (AOS/EAD)

4/13/2006 AOS/EAD applications touched

5/3/2006 AOS application transferred to CSC

5/5/2006 EAD touched

5/8/2006 AOS application received by CSC

5/9/2006 EAD approved!!!

5/10/2006 AOS touched

5/13/2006 EAD card received

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He has the work authorization- we are now waiting on the social security number. Our local office told him 4- 6 weeks. Um, I don't think so. Thanks for the input.


See my timeline for all previous dates!

Naturalization:

6/28/09: Mail N-400 to Texas

7/6/09: NOA1

7/24/09: Biometrics

10/08/09: Interview

11/21/09: Receive oath date

01/22/10: Oath Date

With thanks to all the helpful people who made this journey slightly more bearable.

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He has the work authorization- we are now waiting on the social security number. Our local office told him 4- 6 weeks. Um, I don't think so. Thanks for the input.

Oh sorry I didn't read far enough. I think you need an actual number, I got mine in a week, way before I got my EAD....4-6 weeks seems like a long time.


AOS, EAD, AP, filed on Feb 8, 2006

NOA received Feb 18, 2006

Biometrics done on Apr 21, at St. Paul office..wait some more......

Touched on April 24 and 28

email aproval for AP on May 1

email approval for EAD on May 3

received AP on May 3

received EAD in mail on May 8

start work of June 1

AOS interview in Bloomington on July 19 8am

AOS approved,passport stamped on July 19

as of Dec 10, 2006 still no greencard....waiting and waiting....USCIS says we are approved, and check back in 60 days...no idea what is happening

Dec 18, email stating welcome letter is in the mail

Dec 20, 5 emails saying they ordered production of my new card......

Dec 24...welcome to America letter in the snail mail

Dec 26...GC in hand and all is correct...

NOTE TO SELF..file to lift conditions 04/19/08

04/22/08 filed to lift conditions

05/01/08 package returned wrong form

05/05/08 re-submitted right form to california

05/09/08 cheque cashed

05/13/08 NOA

05/19/08 appointment letter for biometrics received..appointment on 05/28/08 at 11 am at USCIS St. Paul

05/28/08 took my two appointment letters and had my fingerprints done

11/13/08 touched and email stating card production ordered and will be sent to me in 30 days

11/21/08 GC in hand no mistakes expires 11/13/18

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