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My wife was stamped and processed in FLL from Medellin on a CR-1 visa. The customs agent told her that she could work immediately using the registration number on the visa. I thought that she had to wait for three weeks before she received a SS#. She is desperate to work and we are both confused. She asked the guy twice and twice he said she could work using the number. This number is only 8 digts long. You need 9 numbers for a SS#. Plleeeeeeeeezzzz help. Thanks

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She can work in the house, in the yard, wash your car, but if she's seeking legal employment the form I-9 will ask for her social security number and her work authorization, which for non-citizens is usually the Green Card which should be in the mail soon.

That said, does she really have employers already lined up waiting to hire her on the spot? If so, congratulations!

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My wife was stamped and processed in FLL from Medellin on a CR-1 visa. The customs agent told her that she could work immediately using the registration number on the visa. I thought that she had to wait for three weeks before she received a SS#. She is desperate to work and we are both confused. She asked the guy twice and twice he said she could work using the number. This number is only 8 digts long. You need 9 numbers for a SS#. Plleeeeeeeeezzzz help. Thanks

Just go to SSA office and apply for the card. Should get it within 2 weeks even though it normally arrives in a couple of days only.


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We purposely applied for the CR-1 because the processing times for K-3 and K-1 visas are identical now. Not too long ago (from my understanding) the CR-1's were taking years to process mainly because of having to wait for a work permit. In filling out the DS-230, I believe there is a section on there that says USCIS will mail your spouse a SS# AFTER you POE stamp (temp green card) is given, in fact I am sure of it.

She does not have jobs lined up, she just wants to work and make money for her family. This is one of the main reasons we married--she is a self starter and very proud.

Could someone in the know confirm that we will get a SS# (in the form of a green card) in a couple of weeks? And could someone give us a link or a phone number to call to check on its status? This number: +18003755283 is useless and I can't figure out how to get to a real person.

many, many thanks

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for SSN card - it is BEST to go IN PERSON to yer local SSA office.

Bring :

1. passport

2. marriage certificate

3. other form of ID

Now - one of two things can happen:

1. If she's already been assigned a number, because of checking the box on the DS-230 - the clerk will tell you or

2. She'll apply for a new ssn.

If you get any mumblings from the front-desk clerk about 'DHS/USCIS electronic verfication' - ASK for a supervisor, ASK the supervisor to look her up in the SAVE database.

The member, 'I Quit' has written extensively about the regulations and guidelines - suggest you look up that user, find his/her posts, and STUDY THEM.

Good Luck !

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thanks darnell. Also, I recently moved. IF the SSN comes to my old address AND we go to the local SS office here, at my new address, will we have any explaining to do? I assume we will just need to fill out a change of address form? Or am I treading water already? I don't want to screw this up :blink: I spent a lot of time and "moaney" on this. I will look up "i quit's" postings. Thanks for your help.

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what if you requested to get a SS# on the DS-230?

won't you receive it sometime after you arrive?


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toyko - that'####### and miss - never 100 percent of 'SSN card ordered and mailed out' as a result of ticking that box on that form.

brainiac - you've moved? OH MY GOODNESS !!! You need to become great friends with the new tenant, to catch that green card for ya. Ya I know - you've probably already done the change of address form with USCIS, and done the online address change thingie, but YIKES !!! Ya moved?


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for SSN card - it is BEST to go IN PERSON to yer local SSA office.

Bring :

1. passport

2. marriage certificate

3. other form of ID

Now - one of two things can happen:

1. If she's already been assigned a number, because of checking the box on the DS-230 - the clerk will tell you or

2. She'll apply for a new ssn.

If you get any mumblings from the front-desk clerk about 'DHS/USCIS electronic verfication' - ASK for a supervisor, ASK the supervisor to look her up in the SAVE database.

The member, 'I Quit' has written extensively about the regulations and guidelines - suggest you look up that user, find his/her posts, and STUDY THEM.

Good Luck !

I was going to pose a question re the SSN but this is part of what I was going to ask re this thread so I'll do it here. I'v checked off the YES in the DS230 for the SSN to be applied for by 'the man' lol - so my question was around obtaining the actual number itself prior to getting the SSN card mailed out. This is related getting on my wife's medical coverage when I finally get down there. They will require an SSn so I thought I could get the number assigned before I get the card rather than waiting.

So it sounds like it's in the data bank so I should be able to get it then? Correct?

Also what are people's experiences with checking off yes on the DS230 and getting the SSn without any problems? Comments?


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I was going to pose a question re the SSN but this is part of what I was going to ask re this thread so I'll do it here. I'v checked off the YES in the DS230 for the SSN to be applied for by 'the man' lol - so my question was around obtaining the actual number itself prior to getting the SSN card mailed out. This is related getting on my wife's medical coverage when I finally get down there. They will require an SSn so I thought I could get the number assigned before I get the card rather than waiting.

So it sounds like it's in the data bank so I should be able to get it then? Correct?

Also what are people's experiences with checking off yes on the DS230 and getting the SSn without any problems? Comments?

I think they can tell you what is the SSN that was assigned to you. If the card doesn't show up in a week after POE, definitely go to your local SSA office and re-apply.

From what I know, in over 50% of cases it won't come even though you checked that box.


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She can work in the house, in the yard, wash your car, but if she's seeking legal employment the form I-9 will ask for her social security number and her work authorization, which for non-citizens is usually the Green Card which should be in the mail soon.

That said, does she really have employers already lined up waiting to hire her on the spot? If so, congratulations!

Absolutely correct but an informed employer is often willing to accept a delayed I-9, or delayed evidence to go with the I-9.


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