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After POE- Wanting to Prepare

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Albania
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Hi all,

Ok, so I've looked around the site for information, but I couldn't find anything in particular to CR1 visa. My husband will hopefully be coming in Feb. On the DS 230, "yes" was marked for social security card, but how does he receive it? Does it just come in the mail after POE, or do we have to go the local office and request?

I understand he'll get a 551 (?) stamp in his passport upon POE; does this enable him to work right away? Does he have to wait for his social security card before he can work? (I feel dumb not knowing this!)

Another very stupid clarification: "green card" is the same as "legal permanent resident", correct? And does this just come to him automatically after POE, or do we need to do something to obtain it?

Ok, so I'm basically in need of an After POE guide for CR1! If there's somethng out there, please point me in the right direction!

Happy Holidays!


R-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Tirana, Albania

Marriage (if applicable): 2008-05-14

I-130 Sent : 2008-06-03

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-06-09t :

I-130 Approved : 2008-09-17

NVC Received : 2008-09-30

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2008-10-06

Pay I-864 Bill 2008-10-06

Receive I-864 Package : 2008-10-07

Return Completed I-864 : 2008-10-11

Return Completed DS-3032 : 2008-10-06

Receive IV Bill : 2008-10-17

Pay IV Bill : 2008-10-17

Receive Instruction Package :

Case Completed at NVC : 2008-11-19

NVC Left : 2008-11-18

Consulate Received : 2008-11-20

Interview Date : 2009-01-29 Submit Review

Interview Result : Administrative Review

Second Interview 2009-02-27

Second Interview Result: Approved

Visa Received : 2009-02-27

US Entry : 2009-03-01

Estimates/Stats : Your I-130 was approved in 100 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 234 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions

CIS Office : California Service Center

Date Filed : 2011-03-01

NOA Date : 2011-02-22

RFE(s) : none

Bio. Appt. : 2011-03-22

Interview Date : n/a

Approval / Denial Date : 2011-04-28

Approved : Yes

Got I551 Stamp : No

Green Card Received : 2011-05-05

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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Will get an I-551 stamp at POE this equals a green-card.

SSN card and green-card should arrive in the mail. If SSN card fails to show up within 30 days after entry, go to SSA office and order one.

I-551 allows work and re-entry from abroad, it is green-card.

Green-card is permanent residence. It will have a condition attached that will need an I-751 filed to remove within 90 days of the 2 year green-card's expiration.


OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

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Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Albania
Timeline
Will get an I-551 stamp at POE this equals a green-card.

SSN card and green-card should arrive in the mail. If SSN card fails to show up within 30 days after entry, go to SSA office and order one.

I-551 allows work and re-entry from abroad, it is green-card.

Green-card is permanent residence. It will have a condition attached that will need an I-751 filed to remove within 90 days of the 2 year green-card's expiration.

Thank you! So he can apply for work and travel with just the I-551 stamp as he is waiting for the SSN card & actual green card? Excellent.


R-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Tirana, Albania

Marriage (if applicable): 2008-05-14

I-130 Sent : 2008-06-03

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-06-09t :

I-130 Approved : 2008-09-17

NVC Received : 2008-09-30

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2008-10-06

Pay I-864 Bill 2008-10-06

Receive I-864 Package : 2008-10-07

Return Completed I-864 : 2008-10-11

Return Completed DS-3032 : 2008-10-06

Receive IV Bill : 2008-10-17

Pay IV Bill : 2008-10-17

Receive Instruction Package :

Case Completed at NVC : 2008-11-19

NVC Left : 2008-11-18

Consulate Received : 2008-11-20

Interview Date : 2009-01-29 Submit Review

Interview Result : Administrative Review

Second Interview 2009-02-27

Second Interview Result: Approved

Visa Received : 2009-02-27

US Entry : 2009-03-01

Estimates/Stats : Your I-130 was approved in 100 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 234 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Lifting Conditions

CIS Office : California Service Center

Date Filed : 2011-03-01

NOA Date : 2011-02-22

RFE(s) : none

Bio. Appt. : 2011-03-22

Interview Date : n/a

Approval / Denial Date : 2011-04-28

Approved : Yes

Got I551 Stamp : No

Green Card Received : 2011-05-05

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He can apply for work once he has the I-551 stamp but in order to be hired most employers will require his SSN too as he'll have to fill out an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form


DCF Timeline here

POE Timeline

08/24/2008 POE Seattle

08/29/2008 SSN assigned

09/08/2008 SSN (Card) received

09/29/2008 Green Card received

I-90 Timeline (USCIS error)

11/10/2008 Send I-90 to Texas service center

12/xx/2008 NOA1

01/07/2009 Card production ordered

01/14/2009 Card mailed

01/xx/2009 Card received

I-751 Timeline

06/02/2010 Send I-751 to California service center

06/04/2010 Received at CSC

06/07/2010 NOA1

06/09/2010 Check cashed

07/27/2010 Biometrics

07/28/2010 Touch

09/02/2010 Approved

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Congrats, My hubby just had his POE Dec 6. We checked off to receive his social security card but was told that we can just apply at the office right away. We did this within the same week and in 2 weeks we got his social security card and welcome letter stating we should get the green card within 30 days.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Whether or not you get the SSN mailed seems to be hit or miss from what I've seen recently. I checked the box to have an SSN issued on my DS-230, however when I dropped by the social security office yesterday they had no record of me and took an application on the spot. If its not too far out of your way, I would suggest following up on it at your local office shortly after arrival. Even if it was processed as it should have been the visit won't be wasted as you can get a printout of the number. And if it wasn't processed, you'll be lad you didn't sit at the mailbox waiting for it. :)


CSC
I-130

2008-03-12: NOA1 issued
2008-08-12: NOA2 issued
________________________________________________________________________
NVC
IR-1 Visa

2008-08-18: NVC Received
2008-09-30: Case Complete
2008-10-16: Interview date assigned

_________________________________________________________________________
CONSULATE
Montreal, Canada

2008-12-04: Interview
2008-12-08: Visa in hand

_________________________________________________________________________
HOME SWEET HOME
At long last...

2008-12-11: POE: Buffalo NY Land Border Crossing
2008-12-23: Applied for SSN at local office (no record despite checking box to apply on DS-230)
2008-12-30: Welcome to the United States letter received
2009-01-06: SSN Received
2009-01-06: Greencard Received
_________________________________________________________________________
NATURALIZATION
N-400

2014-01-23: Sent N-400 package via express delivery

2014-01-27: NOA-1
2014-02-07: Biometric appointment letter mailed
2014-02-19: Biometric appointment
2014-02-21: Placed in line for interview scheduling

2014-03-25: Interview

2014-07-25: Oath Ceremony

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