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help please! about the social security card!

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Hi guys, my husband entered the US this past sunday. we really need the social security nubmer right away so he can begin working. he went to the SS office yesterday and they told him he has to have a I-94. we applied through the CR1 process and have a I-551 temporary visa with the stamp on his passport. what should we do? we did the check the box on DS 230 but the officer at the border said we should go to the office as the card may never come through the mail.

thanks y'all!!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Zambia
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It takes awhile for the Social Security system to enter the immigration record. Wait another ten days and try again. This time, ask to see a supervisor if the window clerk can't figure out how to provide the number. Also, your local Member of Congress probably has a specialist on Social Security issues who could help intervene, if all else fails.

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Hi guys, my husband entered the US this past sunday. we really need the social security nubmer right away so he can begin working. he went to the SS office yesterday and they told him he has to have a I-94. we applied through the CR1 process and have a I-551 temporary visa with the stamp on his passport. what should we do? we did the check the box on DS 230 but the officer at the border said we should go to the office as the card may never come through the mail.

The SSA is totally wrong about needing an I-94 if he entered with CR-1 status and the Machine readable immigrant visa (MRIV) with temporary I-551 language along with his unexpired passport is probably enough to be assigned an SSN (I would take the birth certificate too).

However, since he checked off on the DS-230 that he wanted an SSN he will need to wait 3 weeks to receive the card before he can submit an application at an SSA office. Otherwise, he could possible be assigned 2 SSNs.

RM 00202.315 Enumeration At Entry

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100202315

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Filed: Other Country: Peru
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Hi Superduddette,

Just like VJ member "I Quit" said, I believe your husband has to wait at least 3 weeks before applying for a SSN because of the Enumeration at Entry process. He should take his passport and birth certificate to the SS office. They shouldn't ask you for the I-94 because he entered on an inmigrant visa!

My dad entered the U.S on an immigrant visa as well. He also checked the box on DS-230.

We went to apply for his SSN 3 days after his arrival and they told us we couldn't apply for a number yet. They just said we had to wait.

We waited and went to the SS office again 10 days after his arrival and this time they told us we had to wait 3 weeks from his arrival date and to take his passport and birth certificate.

Good luck!!!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: India
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My wife entered in a CR1. We waited 10 days from her arrival and then went to the SSA office. My wife received her SS Card 7 days later. If you get someone who doesn't know what they are doing, then ask for a supervisor politely. Good Luck!!


The Journey Home
04/27/2009 - POE at JFK (Quick and Easy!!!!)
05/07/2009 - Applied for SSN
05/09/2009 - Welcome Letter Received
05/14/2009 - SSN Received
05/11/2009 - GC Production Ordered
06/12/2009 - GC Production Ordered (AGAIN ?!?!?!)
06/19/2009 - Alien Registration Approval notice email
06/22/2009 - 2 Year Green Card Received!!!!!!

Naturalization
02/06/2013 - Application Sent
02/13/2013 - NOA (Priority Date Feb 8th)
02/13/2013 - Biometrics Appt. Letter Received
02/21/2013 - Early Bio Appt. (Original March 15th)
02/26/2013 - Place Inline for Interview

04/24/2013 - Interview scheduled

05/31/2013 - Interview - Recommended for Approval

XX/XX/2013 - Oath Ceremony

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