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Hello Everyone,

My wife recently entered the US after a lengthy process, as most of us have. However, now I would like to make sure everything is done properly moving forward. Is anyone aware of a guide detailing the next steps that need to be taken. I have a few questions such as:

1. Do I need to go to a court house and apply for a marriage license?

2. Do I file for a green card now or will I receive that automatically, since immigration kept the sealed documents at the POE.

Thanks is advance.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Sweden
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Hello Everyone,

My wife recently entered the US after a lengthy process, as most of us have. However, now I would like to make sure everything is done properly moving forward. Is anyone aware of a guide detailing the next steps that need to be taken. I have a few questions such as:

1. Do I need to go to a court house and apply for a marriage license?

2. Do I file for a green card now or will I receive that automatically, since immigration kept the sealed documents at the POE.

Thanks is advance.

It would be helpful if you could be more specific how your wife now entered the country since your profile doesn't show it?

And if she's your wife already, why would you have to get a marriage license now?


April 2007 : Met
07/28/07 : Officialy dating
06/07/09 : Engaged
09/04/09 : Married

10/06/09 : I-130 Sent
10/15/09 : NOA1
01/11/10 : Expedite Request Sent Through Congressman
01/14/10 : NOA2

01/22/10 : Got NVC casenumber
03/16/10 : Case Complete

05/04/10 : Medical
05/11/10 : Interview - APPROVED!!
05/14/10 : Passport w/ Visa recieved

05/29/10 : POE JFK
06/25/10 : Apply for SSN
06/29/10 : Received Welcome Letter
07/01/10 : Recieved SSN (33 days after POE)
07/07/10 : Greencard production ordered
07/13/10 : Second Welcome Letter recieved
07/15/10 : Green Card recieved (47 days after POE)

04/02/12 : ROC NOA1
05/24/12 : ROC Biometrics
12/19/12 : ROC Approval
12/24/12 : New GC recieved

3/18/16 : N-400 Application sent
3/25/16 : Text/Email confirmation NOA
4/22/16 : Biometrics Appt

6/24/16 : NOA date for Interview

7/28/2016: Interview

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I haven't done it yet as we're a little bit behind you but, CONGRATULATIONS! :)

Our plan after arrival is this -

1)Apply for Marriage Licence

2)Visit local Social Security Office with this info as proof that you can obtain a SSN - I'm going to highlight section C (they are gonna love me! Ha!)

3)Visit the Civil Surgeon we have an appointment with to get my vaccines transcribed onto the I-693 ready for AOS.

Then after we get married -

1)Obtain Certified Copy of Marriage Licence for AOS

2)Send off the completed I-485 (application for adjustment of status), Advance Parole & Employment Authorisation Document.

3)Visit the local Social Security Office again to change my name and present my EAD (when it arrives)

4)Look for work! :)

I think thats right, but anyone can feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

Hope that helps!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Sweden
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I haven't done it yet as we're a little bit behind you but, CONGRATULATIONS! :)

Our plan after arrival is this -

1)Apply for Marriage Licence

2)Visit local Social Security Office with this info as proof that you can obtain a SSN - I'm going to highlight section C (they are gonna love me! Ha!)

3)Visit the Civil Surgeon we have an appointment with to get my vaccines transcribed onto the I-693 ready for AOS.

Then after we get married -

1)Obtain Certified Copy of Marriage Licence for AOS

2)Send off the completed I-485 (application for adjustment of status), Advance Parole & Employment Authorisation Document.

3)Visit the local Social Security Office again to change my name and present my EAD (when it arrives)

4)Look for work! :)

I think thats right, but anyone can feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

Hope that helps!

If the OP is a K1 then that seems like a great plan!! :thumbs:


April 2007 : Met
07/28/07 : Officialy dating
06/07/09 : Engaged
09/04/09 : Married

10/06/09 : I-130 Sent
10/15/09 : NOA1
01/11/10 : Expedite Request Sent Through Congressman
01/14/10 : NOA2

01/22/10 : Got NVC casenumber
03/16/10 : Case Complete

05/04/10 : Medical
05/11/10 : Interview - APPROVED!!
05/14/10 : Passport w/ Visa recieved

05/29/10 : POE JFK
06/25/10 : Apply for SSN
06/29/10 : Received Welcome Letter
07/01/10 : Recieved SSN (33 days after POE)
07/07/10 : Greencard production ordered
07/13/10 : Second Welcome Letter recieved
07/15/10 : Green Card recieved (47 days after POE)

04/02/12 : ROC NOA1
05/24/12 : ROC Biometrics
12/19/12 : ROC Approval
12/24/12 : New GC recieved

3/18/16 : N-400 Application sent
3/25/16 : Text/Email confirmation NOA
4/22/16 : Biometrics Appt

6/24/16 : NOA date for Interview

7/28/2016: Interview

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Ooh sorry. I didnt look for that but sounds like it (they're not married yet and are asking about applying for a marriage licence). Guess you need to fill in your info psychocis, and we can help you more!

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Ooh sorry. I didnt look for that but sounds like it (they're not married yet and are asking about applying for a marriage licence). Guess you need to fill in your info psychocis, and we can help you more!

Well,I was just thinking of the fact that he said his wife just came over, that would mean they weren't a K1 but something else, which is where I got confused. With the marriage license and all, IDK.

OP-how did your wife enter?


April 2007 : Met
07/28/07 : Officialy dating
06/07/09 : Engaged
09/04/09 : Married

10/06/09 : I-130 Sent
10/15/09 : NOA1
01/11/10 : Expedite Request Sent Through Congressman
01/14/10 : NOA2

01/22/10 : Got NVC casenumber
03/16/10 : Case Complete

05/04/10 : Medical
05/11/10 : Interview - APPROVED!!
05/14/10 : Passport w/ Visa recieved

05/29/10 : POE JFK
06/25/10 : Apply for SSN
06/29/10 : Received Welcome Letter
07/01/10 : Recieved SSN (33 days after POE)
07/07/10 : Greencard production ordered
07/13/10 : Second Welcome Letter recieved
07/15/10 : Green Card recieved (47 days after POE)

04/02/12 : ROC NOA1
05/24/12 : ROC Biometrics
12/19/12 : ROC Approval
12/24/12 : New GC recieved

3/18/16 : N-400 Application sent
3/25/16 : Text/Email confirmation NOA
4/22/16 : Biometrics Appt

6/24/16 : NOA date for Interview

7/28/2016: Interview

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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OP's previous topics show s/he is a CR-1/IR-1 so...

** moved from "Adjustment of Status (Green Card) from Family Based Visas" to Moving Here and Your New Life In America as the OP has no need to adjust status from a CR-1/IR-1 visa and this seems a more appropriate location**

OP - Please update your timeline so others can benefit from your experience and your profile to reflect that you applied for a CR-1/IR-1 visa. The timeline function is up the top called "immigration timelines". To update your profile click on your control panel and on the left is the function called "edit profile information". Then scroll down to Immigration status where it is currently blank and change it to "CR-1/IR-1".

To answer your questions:

1. You are married, you do not need a marriage licence in the US.

2. You will receive the greencard automatically. As I am a K1 I don't know specifics. Please read through the forums to find out how long it typically takes. I would assume around 2 weeks.

If you ticked the box on the DS-230(II) to receive a SSN then you should receive that as well. If you do not you are permitted to go to the SSA office (or once you have the greencard you could try going in and applying for one).

Best of luck.

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Hello Everyone,

Thanks for the replies. Apologize for not clarifying my situation. I got married to my wife in Pakistan last year. I filed for the CR1 visa. She just entered the US last week for the first time. So I was confused about if we needed to file for a marriage license in the US.

So from what I understand, I do not need to apply for a license now.

So do I just apply for a social security card for the wife now.

Any further help would be appreciated.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Bolivia
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Hello Everyone,

Thanks for the replies. Apologize for not clarifying my situation. I got married to my wife in Pakistan last year. I filed for the CR1 visa. She just entered the US last week for the first time. So I was confused about if we needed to file for a marriage license in the US.

So from what I understand, I do not need to apply for a license now.

So do I just apply for a social security card for the wife now.

Any further help would be appreciated.

Hi, Welcome to the US to your wife, hope u to have a great life together. I came here 3 weeks ago, I´m waiting for my SSN but nothing yet. On the form DS-230 I marked YES on the question Will u need or get (I dont remember) a SSN. My hubby called them last week they said to wait this week. If I don´t get it Im gonna apply at the SS office next wee.

Keep us updated


REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

01-18-2012 : Sent I-751 Package

01-22-2012 : Delivered California Service Center

01-24-2012 : Check cashed! Yayyy

01-30-2012 : Received ASC letter... Dated 01-27

02-08-2012 : Got Extension Stamp (Passport) Expires 02-07-2013

02-24-2012 : Biometrics Appt.

06-13-2012 : Got my 10 years greencard. Yeah baby!!!

NATURALIZATION

01-15-2013 : Eligible to file

07-05-2013 : Sent package to Phoenix Lockbox

07-11-2013 : Check cashed

07-15-2013 : NOA

07-30-2013 : Biometrics done

08-09-2013 : Interview letter

09-10-2013 : Interview!! PASSED!

11-22-2013 : Oath Ceremony - I AM A CITIZEN OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!

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Hi, Welcome to the US to your wife, hope u to have a great life together. I came here 3 weeks ago, I´m waiting for my SSN but nothing yet. On the form DS-230 I marked YES on the question Will u need or get (I dont remember) a SSN. My hubby called them last week they said to wait this week. If I don´t get it Im gonna apply at the SS office next wee.

Keep us updated

Karina~ We are in the same situation as you and your husband. My husband arrived here on the 18th of April and we went to the SS office last Friday. They told us there to wait at least a month to see if he is in the system, as of last Friday, he wasn't, then reapply for the SS#. From what I am reading, it is a hit or miss situation whether they actually take the ds-230 as an application for the SS#.

It's frustrating not finding any information for after POE.headbonk.gif


"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. " – Herm Albright

POE: JFK New York: 04/18/2010
Receive Green Card in mail: 06/03/2010
Received SSN: 06/17/2010
Received NEW SS CARD: 07/20/2010
(to match GC!)
Got JOB!!: 09/27/2010
Got a better JOB!!: 11/20/2010

ROC Mailed: 02/16/2012
Check cashed: 02/24/2012
NOA received dated for: 02/22/2012
Biometrics dated:
04/18/2012
RFE:
10/23/2012
RFE Response Confirmed: 11/16/2012
Interview at Orlando office: 02/13/2013

2nd RFE!!: 10/03/13

2nd RFE Response: 10/09/2013

Update Biometrics: 10/13/2013 NEVER GOT 10 yr card!

N-400 mailed: 01/21/2014

Biometrics (N-400): 02/21/2014

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Karina~ We are in the same situation as you and your husband. My husband arrived here on the 18th of April and we went to the SS office last Friday. They told us there to wait at least a month to see if he is in the system, as of last Friday, he wasn't, then reapply for the SS#. From what I am reading, it is a hit or miss situation whether they actually take the ds-230 as an application for the SS#.

It's frustrating not finding any information for after POE.headbonk.gif

Hi And_Sam, glad to hear from u... I am now 22 days here. I got 2 Welcome letter mails, with my Green Card number, but that is it. My hubby is gonna call tomorrow, I can´t do anything without the SSN, so we will see what they say him tomorrow morning. I hope we to get it very soon. Have a great weekend, enjoying hubby at home.


REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

01-18-2012 : Sent I-751 Package

01-22-2012 : Delivered California Service Center

01-24-2012 : Check cashed! Yayyy

01-30-2012 : Received ASC letter... Dated 01-27

02-08-2012 : Got Extension Stamp (Passport) Expires 02-07-2013

02-24-2012 : Biometrics Appt.

06-13-2012 : Got my 10 years greencard. Yeah baby!!!

NATURALIZATION

01-15-2013 : Eligible to file

07-05-2013 : Sent package to Phoenix Lockbox

07-11-2013 : Check cashed

07-15-2013 : NOA

07-30-2013 : Biometrics done

08-09-2013 : Interview letter

09-10-2013 : Interview!! PASSED!

11-22-2013 : Oath Ceremony - I AM A CITIZEN OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!

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