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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada

My brother just graduated from college and just got his EAD Card for his OPT. He has an interview for a job that he will probably get but he doesn't have a Social Security Number. What does he need to get one and how long does it take?

JULY 16: Filed AOS forms

JULY 19: Received by USCIS (DAY 3)

JULY 23: Received Emails and Text Meassages (DAY 7)

JULY 26: Received I-797 in mail (DAY 10)

JULY 26: I-485 Touched (DAY 10)

JULY 30: Asked Local Congressman Rep for help in expediting EAD Card (I just lost a pretty good job offer) (DAY 14)

AUG 3: I-130 Touched (DAY 18)

AUG 4: I-765 Touched (DAY 19)

AUG 9: Biometrics letter received (DAY 24)

AUG 10: Early Walk-in Biometrics done (DAY 25)

AUG 10: Congressman Rep informs me that my EAD Card is being processed (DAY 25)

AUG 11: EAD Card 1st order for production (DAY 26)

AUG 11: I-485 Touched (DAY 26)

AUG 13: I-765 2nd order for production (DAY 28)

AUG 16: I-765 EAD Approval letter sent (DAY 31) 1 month since I mailed my AOS pkg

AUG 17: I-765 Touched (DAY 32)

AUG 18: GOT EAD Card in the mail (DAY 33)

SEPT 11: Received Interview Letter in mail (DAY 57)

OCT 14: GREEN CARD INTERVIEW (DAY 90)-APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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I don't think he needs employment offer, according to SSA website, he just needs to take his EAD and passport.

AOS Timeline from F1

Sent AOS on April 17

Received and signed on April 19

Got 3 NOAs April 26

Biometrics Appointment Letter received May 1 - dated May 26

Walk-in biometrics rejected May 12

Biometrics Appointment May 26

Interview letter received June 11 - for July 19 APPROVED

EAD Received July 9


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From SSA website:

Immigration status

To prove your immigration status, you must show us the current U.S. immigration document, I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, issued to you when you arrived in the United States. If you are an F-1 or M-1 student, you also must show us your I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status. If you are a J-1 exchange visitor, you must show us your DS-2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status.

Work eligibility

If you are an F-1 student and eligible to work on campus, you must provide a letter from your designated school official that:

* Identifies you;

* Confirms your current school status; and

* Identifies your employer and the type of work you are, or will be, doing.

We also need to see evidence of that employment, such as a recent pay slip or a letter from your employer. Your supervisor must sign and date the employment letter. This letter must describe:

* Your job;

* Your employment start date;

* The number of hours you are, or will be, working; and

* Your supervisor’s name and telephone number.

Once he accepts the offer, he should ask for an employment letter (must be printed on a company letterhead) from the employer. He will not need to ask the letter after he starts working, he can ask for the letter before the employment as long as the letter state "He will be working......." Also, remember to have the employer sign the paper. SSA can deny your paperwork if they think is fake or irrelevant.

My experience was very easy, a staff took my EAD, passport, I-94, I-20 (old one + new OPT), employment letter, & marriage license (to change my name). It only took 15 mins and all set. Two days later, I was able to check my number in SSA office & they printed out a non-official paper to show my SS# and I got the actual card a week later.

If he needs to fill out any paperwork before he knows the SS#, he should write "Applied For" & notify the employer as soon as he gets the ss# to correct all the tax forms.

* Offer letter is not an employment letter, it just shows the company has offered him a job. He needs a letter that stay he has been accepted & will be/ currently is employed.

12/30/2005 - First time came to US as J1

06/06/2006 - Applied for F1 and got approved

07/13/2007 - Met my lover

12/24/2009 - Engaged

04/27/2010 - Applied for OPT, Form I-765 sent

04/29/2010 - Form I-765 received by NSC

05/14/2010 - Wedding.

05/15/2010 - NOA received

05/29/2010 - Name correction notice (wrong name on NOA)

06/01/2010 - Name correction confirmation received

06/03/2010 - Requested NSC expedite my case, rejected on 6/12

06/15/2010 - Called USCIS CS and asked for expedite. Faxed a expedite as well (again.)

06/16/2010 - Received an e-mail for more doc based on the call I made on Jun 15.

06/24/2010 - Rejected 2nd expedite request

06/28/2010 - Received RFE on photos & signature

06/29/2010 - Replied RFE

07/01/2010 - NSC received my RFE respond

07/09/2010 - EAD card in production

07/19/2010 - Approval notice sent

07/21/2010 - Received EAD card

*(About 8-10 soft update during the I-765 process)

07/30/2010 - Applied first SSN & changed last name

08/03/2010 - SSN available in SSA system, name changed on Driver License & auto insurance

09/14/2010 - AOS package sent via priority mail(w/o I-765)

09/16/2010 - AOS package was delivered at Chicago Lock Box

09/22/2010 - Check cashed, received receipt # via txt & e-mail.

09/25/2010 - Received NOA receipt notice for I-130 & I-485 in mail

09/30/2010 - Received Biometric Letter

10/13/2010 - Biometric appointment (Done as appointment time)

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Filed: Country: England

Sorry to thread steal a little, but I don't have my EAD yet, I have biometrics next week, so it will be a bit. I had no idea you need a job to get your SSN once you have your EAD.

I will be self employed, how will that work? A letter from myself? (only half joking :)

AOS,EAD,AP aps received: 7/28/10

Biometrics appointment notice: 8/06/10

Biometrics appointment: 8/20/10

AOS Touched: 8/20/10

AOS Touched: 8/30/10

AOS Interview notification received: 9/02/10 for 10/05/10

AP Touched: 9/23/10

EAD Approval/card production email: 9/24/10

AP Touched: 9/28/10

EAD Touched again, same card production email: 9/29/10

EAD and AP received: 10/01/10

Applied for SSN: 10/04/10

Interview date: 10/05/10 Detroit.

10 year GC APPROVED: 10/05/10 !!!!!!!!!

Welcome letter arrived in the mail: 10/09/10

SS card arrived: 10/12/10

Green Card arrived in mail: 10/15/10 :)


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