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My wife finally entered the US on Tuesday at Houston POE with her brand spanking new CR1 visa. The entry officer said the stamp on her visa in her passport is good for one year and is her "temporary green card". The actual conditional green card is good for 2 before we have to petition to remove the conditions.

How long should we wait to receive the green card and welcome letter in the mail? Who do you contact if you haven't received it in the "normal" time frame? Also, can she start work now or do we have to wait for green card?

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She needs an SSN that takes about 2 weeks after entery. Her green card 2 weeks or more.

Sometimes the SSN does not arrive 2 weeks after and takes longer - I would suggest you go to the SSN office after waiting 2 weeks and see if you can get her SSN number from them so she can look for work.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

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She needs an SSN that takes about 2 weeks after entery. Her green card 2 weeks or more.

Sometimes the SSN does not arrive 2 weeks after and takes longer - I would suggest you go to the SSN office after waiting 2 weeks and see if you can get her SSN number from them so she can look for work.

Thanks for your reply. She actually already has a SSN from a previous J1 visa stay and work in California. Will they issue her a new one?

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My wife finally entered the US on Tuesday at Houston POE with her brand spanking new CR1 visa. The entry officer said the stamp on her visa in her passport is good for one year and is her "temporary green card". The actual conditional green card is good for 2 before we have to petition to remove the conditions.

How long should we wait to receive the green card and welcome letter in the mail? Who do you contact if you haven't received it in the "normal" time frame? Also, can she start work now or do we have to wait for green card?

as far as i know i think it takes a month.

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Thanks for your reply. She actually already has a SSN from a previous J1 visa stay and work in California. Will they issue her a new one?

Oh! good then! she can use the SSN and look for a job right away.

When she gets accepted for a job she will need to bring her passport with her when she fills out the I-9 employment form, they will take a photocopy of the passport page with her I-155 stamp and she will fill in her other employment forms and be good to go!

once she gets her green card in the mail she will want to bring it to her employer and have them make a photocopy to put in her files, they will need to update her I-9 as well I believe with the green card evidence. Fairly simple.

( I have to update my I-9 in sept for removal of conditions with my NOA1 then with my new 10yr card )


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Thanks for your reply. She actually already has a SSN from a previous J1 visa stay and work in California. Will they issue her a new one?

no need - she meets the doc requirements (now) for the I-9 form, and can work immediately.

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She needs an SSN that takes about 2 weeks after entery. Her green card 2 weeks or more.

Sometimes the SSN does not arrive 2 weeks after and takes longer - I would suggest you go to the SSN office after waiting 2 weeks and see if you can get her SSN number from them so she can look for work.

SS office mandates 3 weeks from POE before they can inquire to a SSN (according to the SS office where I live). My wife went through that 3 or so weeks ago. She went at 2 weeks (a day or two over that actually) and we were told that the system will not allow inquiries until 3 weeks. She returned a few days later and had her number a week later.


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