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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hello everybody!!

I did what others want me to do today about going back to the SS OFFICE for follow-up of my application since it has been 1 month and 3 days of waiting. Im saddened by the fact that until NOW the immigration haven't updated my case yet and replace my surname to my married surname.. cos thats the only reason why the SSA couldn't do nothing with regards to my application...SIGH****i couldn't apply for JOB..im aware though that there are many people right now who are losing there job,feel bad about that..

Is there anyone out there who had been on the same case like mine? what did you do?

Best of luck to all of us!!

Sally Simpson

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I'm sorry you didn't get your card. :( Do you already have an EAD? That should be enough for an employer to hire you if you explain the situation with the SSA. If you have not received an EAD, you can not work with just your social security card. When a K1 holder receives their social security card it is printed with "only valid for work with additional USCIS documentation" or something like that. My husband came here on a K-1 and has his social security card already.


See my timeline for my K-1 and AOS/EAD/AP details.

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April 1, 2011-Packet sent, back to the grind!

April 2, 2011-USPS confirms delivery to CSC

April 18, 2011-Received biometrics letter

May 5, 2011-Biometrics appointment, quick and easy

June 16, 2011-Card production ordered!

June 24, 2011-Card received

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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sorry to hear that! I dunno.. I think all we could do in this strange place is to wait. Haven't had same problem with you though. I got my SSN 7 days after I filed and it's directly to my married name.

Maybe you should keep on calling first before going to save gas?

Vida Taylor

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I'm sorry you didn't get your card. :( Do you already have an EAD? That should be enough for an employer to hire you if you explain the situation with the SSA. If you have not received an EAD, you can not work with just your social security card. When a K1 holder receives their social security card it is printed with "only valid for work with additional USCIS documentation" or something like that. My husband came here on a K-1 and has his social security card already.

Hi there!!

thank you so much for the insight..Yeah i already got my EAD last nov.14 and went to SS office on the 16, and until now immigration didn't change my surname to married name..In my got my married name.

You are right probably i could apply for a job, but the one am applying for it needs the last 4 digits of SSN and couldn't filled it up. My case was been transferred also to CSC last september 18, and when i checked it online, was last updated oct.8,2008..so right now i dunno whats next to do..i might call probably..

Thanks again...Merry X'mas!!

Sally Simpson

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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We are both on the same situation. It frustrates me so much so I did not go back to SSA since then and now it got me worried because I am scheduled for my interview on January 21, 2009 and I still dont have my SS number. My husband could not add me to his bank account, insurances and could not get a drivers license and the State Id too because they always ask for SS#. I am worried as to what else would I show as a proof of our legal marriage because I dont have those documents.

Anybody there who has ideas? Thanks and I would appreciate any help from you. To Sally, I hope you can get it soon.

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sorry to hear that! I dunno.. I think all we could do in this strange place is to wait. Haven't had same problem with you though. I got my SSN 7 days after I filed and it's directly to my married name.

Maybe you should keep on calling first before going to save gas?

Vida Taylor

hello,

Thank you for your reply..i appreciate it! Thats what i've been doing to lengthen my patience and it will come on the right time. Could it be because my case was transferred to CSC and they updated it last in october 8, 2008?grrrrr...i dunno either am so pissed!!hehehe...thanks again!!

Sally

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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We are both on the same situation. It frustrates me so much so I did not go back to SSA since then and now it got me worried because I am scheduled for my interview on January 21, 2009 and I still dont have my SS number. My husband could not add me to his bank account, insurances and could not get a drivers license and the State Id too because they always ask for SS#. I am worried as to what else would I show as a proof of our legal marriage because I dont have those documents.

Anybody there who has ideas? Thanks and I would appreciate any help from you. To Sally, I hope you can get it soon.

Hi,

It makes me wonder what could probably the reason why it hasn't been updated yet in there system.I received my EAD card with my married name on it..it was unbelievable!! You can use your passport so your husband can add you to his checking acct..Good luck to both of us...

god bless!!

Sally

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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If you have proper documentation that permits you to work in the USA (EAD), it is illegal for an employer to not hire you on the grounds that you have no SSN. You can still work without a SSN as long as you have applied for a SSN (the SSN office should have given you a receipt proving that you applied). I worked here last summer on a J-1 and I had to fight my employer to hire me because of this. Google: working without a SSN and/or chekc out these sites:

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/employer/hiring.htm

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10107.html#work

Good luck job hunting!


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K-1

03-25-2008 - Filed I-129f

03-28-2008 - NOA1

07-31-2008 - NOA2 (no touches)

09-30-2008 - Packet 3 sent

10-10-2008 - Packet 4 received

10-29-2008 - Interview in Vancouver

AOS

12-16-2008 - I - 485 Package arrived in Chicago (signed by V. Bustamonte)

12-19-2008 - Check Cashed

12-19-2008 - NOA1 Date

01-07-2008 - Biometrics Appointment

03-06-2009 - EAD Card Received

03-13-2009 - AP Received

04-27-2009 - Welcome Letter Received

05-02-2009 - GC Received

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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why not reapply for a card again...thats what i did..but you have to get to the right person who s willing to really assist you. we were back to ssa office for 3 times..the first 2 keeps on saying i cannot...so many reasons because i have to wait for the update of my status , the other said i need to have my gc..but the 3rd time my husband call them first and that person told my husband to come back tomorrow and i will attend to you..

Lo, and behold we were out there n 10mins and within a week got my ssn under my married name...

just b patient and just try to look for the right person.

God bless to you!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany
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hey guys

dont worried it will come..i had the same problem that my account was not verified so they send a mail to INS...after 3 weeks nothing happend..then i went again and they printed it out and sent it manuell again...3 weeks later i got a letter that i can expect my ssn in 2 weeks..so i went to the office and got a print out and have my ssn now after 50!!!! days

so go there and ask them to print it out and sent it manuell..that will speed it up

good luck


AOS Timeline

08/13/08 AOS sent
08/18/08 NOA1
08/22/08 Appointment Biomentrics
09/10/08 Biometrics done
09/11/08 RFE
09/18/08 Case transfered to NBC
10/16/08 EAD approved
10/24/08 EAD approved again
10/27/08 EAD in Mail
10/28/08 applied for SSN (not verified)still waiting:-(
12/18/08 got my SSN today YEAHHHHH
12/30/08 passed my TX DL today YIPPIEEEEEEE
03/03/09 Interview ,approved...thanks god:-)
03/09/09 Welcome letter in Mail.Juhuuuuuuuu
03/16/09 Green Card in Mail:-)))))

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ROC....and the Game starts again:-)

02/02/10 I-751 Waiver to VSC
02/08/10 NOA1
02/17/10 Check cashed
04/15/10 Biometrics
07/26/10 Interview
08/06/10 Approved ,thanks god juhuuuuuuuuuuuu
08/16/10 Greencard in Mail,done for ten years:-))

___________________________________________

N-400 here we go in the last round

12/09/2013 N-400 to Dallas

12/13/2013 NOA1

12/18/2013 check cashed

01/03/2014 Biometrics

02/04/2014 in line for Interview

04/11/2014 Interview& Oath

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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hello... maybe my experience can help for clarification....

I got my SS# a week after I arrived to US and it was in my maiden name yet, as we were not married during that time. ANd then applied for a change of name afterwards. It will be the same SS# you will have when you apply even if you had a change of name. If you already have your EAD card, then is the time that they can issue you the new SS card with same SS# but only different name. In my case, when i went to the SS office, immigration still hasn't updated my records to my married name, but since I have the EAD (work permit in hand that has my updated married name in it, they have accepted it and sent me my new SS card with same SS# that I obtained with my maiden name in it.

Irregardless, when I got hired for a job, which i'm thankful for since only 3 days after I got my EAD, I got an interview and got hired after a week, I told my employer that the SS card that I have still shows my maiden name as the SS office still has to send me the updated card and it usually takes them 30 days (but in my case it took only two weeks).

As long as you have valid work permit, you should be good to go... You only need the SS#, regardless if the name on the SS card shows up as your maiden name or the married name.

hey guys

dont worried it will come..i had the same problem that my account was not verified so they send a mail to INS...after 3 weeks nothing happend..then i went again and they printed it out and sent it manuell again...3 weeks later i got a letter that i can expect my ssn in 2 weeks..so i went to the office and got a print out and have my ssn now after 50!!!! days

so go there and ask them to print it out and sent it manuell..that will speed it up

good luck


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AOS

Jul 23, 2008 ---> Mailed AOS, EAD and AP package

July 27, 2008 ---> check cleared

Jul 29, 2008 ---> NOA Date

Aug 2, 2008 ---> received confirmation mail for AOS, EAD and AP

Aug 9, 2008 ---> received biometrics appointment letter

Aug 21, 2008 ---> BIOMETRICS schedule at 3 pm

Aug 12, 2008 ---> took Biometrics in advance as a walk in

Aug 12, 2008 ---> touched

Aug 18, 2008 ---> I-485 notice of transfer to CSC

Sept 23, 2008 ---> touched

Nov 18, 2008 ---> GC RECEIVED!!!

EAD

Sept 30, 2008 ---> Card production ordered <expect to receive within 30 days>

Oct 11, 2008 ---> EAD received

AP

Sept 30, 2008 ---> AP approved <NOA mailed>

Oct 10, 2008 ---> AP received

ROC

Oct 11, 2010 ---> Mailed ROC packet

Oct 12, 2010 ---> Signed for and received by destination

Oct 14, 2010 ---> Money order cashed

Oct 18, 2010 ---> NOA1 received in mail

Nov 15, 2010 ---> Biometrics and fingerprinting appointment

Jan 28, 2011 ---> ROC approved

Jan 31, 2011 ---> Card mailed out

Feb 2, 2011 ---> Card received in the mail.

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If it would also help, I requested the SSA office if they can provide a certification for me stating my SS# and my name in it for employment purposes while they wait for Immigration to update my records then... and they obliged right away... That certification is what I presented my employer when I got hired and just told my employer that I'm just waiting for SSA office to mail me the actual card with my updated married name. Just recently, i've been working for more than a month now and my employer's HR just followed up with me if i received the new card and so i faxed in a copy to my employer's HR as promised. One thing is for sure, that didn't keep me from getting hired nor start to look for a job.

hello... maybe my experience can help for clarification....

I got my SS# a week after I arrived to US and it was in my maiden name yet, as we were not married during that time. ANd then applied for a change of name afterwards. It will be the same SS# you will have when you apply even if you had a change of name. If you already have your EAD card, then is the time that they can issue you the new SS card with same SS# but only different name. In my case, when i went to the SS office, immigration still hasn't updated my records to my married name, but since I have the EAD (work permit in hand that has my updated married name in it, they have accepted it and sent me my new SS card with same SS# that I obtained with my maiden name in it.

Irregardless, when I got hired for a job, which i'm thankful for since only 3 days after I got my EAD, I got an interview and got hired after a week, I told my employer that the SS card that I have still shows my maiden name as the SS office still has to send me the updated card and it usually takes them 30 days (but in my case it took only two weeks).

As long as you have valid work permit, you should be good to go... You only need the SS#, regardless if the name on the SS card shows up as your maiden name or the married name.

hey guys

dont worried it will come..i had the same problem that my account was not verified so they send a mail to INS...after 3 weeks nothing happend..then i went again and they printed it out and sent it manuell again...3 weeks later i got a letter that i can expect my ssn in 2 weeks..so i went to the office and got a print out and have my ssn now after 50!!!! days

so go there and ask them to print it out and sent it manuell..that will speed it up

good luck


------- @>-@>-@>--------

AOS

Jul 23, 2008 ---> Mailed AOS, EAD and AP package

July 27, 2008 ---> check cleared

Jul 29, 2008 ---> NOA Date

Aug 2, 2008 ---> received confirmation mail for AOS, EAD and AP

Aug 9, 2008 ---> received biometrics appointment letter

Aug 21, 2008 ---> BIOMETRICS schedule at 3 pm

Aug 12, 2008 ---> took Biometrics in advance as a walk in

Aug 12, 2008 ---> touched

Aug 18, 2008 ---> I-485 notice of transfer to CSC

Sept 23, 2008 ---> touched

Nov 18, 2008 ---> GC RECEIVED!!!

EAD

Sept 30, 2008 ---> Card production ordered <expect to receive within 30 days>

Oct 11, 2008 ---> EAD received

AP

Sept 30, 2008 ---> AP approved <NOA mailed>

Oct 10, 2008 ---> AP received

ROC

Oct 11, 2010 ---> Mailed ROC packet

Oct 12, 2010 ---> Signed for and received by destination

Oct 14, 2010 ---> Money order cashed

Oct 18, 2010 ---> NOA1 received in mail

Nov 15, 2010 ---> Biometrics and fingerprinting appointment

Jan 28, 2011 ---> ROC approved

Jan 31, 2011 ---> Card mailed out

Feb 2, 2011 ---> Card received in the mail.

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why not reapply for a card again...thats what i did..but you have to get to the right person who s willing to really assist you. we were back to ssa office for 3 times..the first 2 keeps on saying i cannot...so many reasons because i have to wait for the update of my status , the other said i need to have my gc..but the 3rd time my husband call them first and that person told my husband to come back tomorrow and i will attend to you..

Lo, and behold we were out there n 10mins and within a week got my ssn under my married name...

just b patient and just try to look for the right person.

God bless to you!

Hi,

WOW!!! if thats true, that means there just making it hard for me and to others to get our SSN with proper documents! GOSHHH!! thats BS,really! sorry..

Thank you for the good insight, i appreciate it so much...i'll be goin back there on monday..grrrrrrrrrrr!! im losing my patience!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Jamaica
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Hey

My wife was in the same position. We went to the social security office and asked for a "certified print out" of her social security request. The print out will have your number and government stamp. This print out can be used for your job interviews until you get your social security card in the mail.

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If you have proper documentation that permits you to work in the USA (EAD), it is illegal for an employer to not hire you on the grounds that you have no SSN. You can still work without a SSN as long as you have applied for a SSN (the SSN office should have given you a receipt proving that you applied). I worked here last summer on a J-1 and I had to fight my employer to hire me because of this. Google: working without a SSN and/or chekc out these sites:

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/employer/hiring.htm

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10107.html#work

Good luck job hunting!

Hey! thank you for the immediate reply..im looking for the link now..thank you!!

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