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SS - OK to apply 2 weeks after POE?

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Just wanted to double check this.

Our current plan is to apply for the SS two weeks after POE with just passport and I-94. No EAD card since we used the K1 for entry.

Just curious if I'm missing anything. Thanks! :)

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two weeks after POE is perfect in fact that is the recommended wait time....GOOD LUCK :thumbs:

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Feb.4, 2011 Mailed AOS packet

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Feb. 10, 2011 Received txt and email of NOA for AOS, EAD, and AP

Feb. 11, 2011 Check cashed for AOS

Feb. 12, 2011 Touched

Feb. 14, 2011 received hard copy of NOA for AOS, EAD& AP

Feb. 18, 2011 received appt letter for biometrics

Feb. 28, 2011 biometrics appt @10am

Feb. 28, 2011 received txt/email AOS case transferred to csc

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Mar 28, 2011 Received 2nd txt/email saying we have registered this customer permanent residence status

Mar 29, 2011 Received 3rd txt/email says card production has been ordered.

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That's what we did and it took about 5 minutes and came in the mail less than two weeks later! Good luck! You should have no problems!!

April 2008: Met through a friend

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You must bring your birth certificate as well :) 2 weeks is fine.. I only waited 10 days :)

My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

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You should have no problems!!

If it was only that easy for everyone. The SSN will not be assigned until the immigration status has been verified. If it can be done while you are in the office as I assume happened in your case, you should have your card within 14 days, and can go back to the office normally the next day if you need to know the number before the card arrives. If they can't verify your status while you are in the office, the next step is a secondary electronic verification request. The response to that normally comes back within a week. If the response is that immigration wants to see your I-94, a photocopy of the front and back of the card is mailed with form G-845. That could take another month. These are the time frames if the office does what they are supposed to do on time. It going to be up to you to keep on top of things if more verification is needed.

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Thanks for your replies everyone!! :)

You must bring your birth certificate as well :) 2 weeks is fine.. I only waited 10 days :)

For the birth certificate, did you have your copy, or does the one that we gave in the interview get back to us eventually?

The Japanese birth certificate needed a translation that cost over $150. I hope we don't have to do that again!! :unsure:

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The Japanese birth certificate needed a translation that cost over $150.

If an acceptable evidence document is in a language other than English and no other acceptable document is available, SSA will have the foreign language document translated by an authorized translator.

SSA translators comprise two groups:

-- Field office and Payment Center employees who volunteer their

services as translators

-- Central Translation Section translators who hold actual translator


GN 00301.340 Authorized Translators Defined:


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For someone who already got their green card in hand, is birth certificate really needed to apply for SSN ?

I thought your foreign passport and green card should be enough.

If a foreign-born person has the foreign birth certificate in his/her possession or can easily obtain a copy, he or she must submit it as proof of age. In some situations, SSA can accept alternative evidence of age. The alternative evidence of age may be less than a year old, for example, a foreign passport.

You can find links to detailed information regarding evidence that establishes age on the SSA Web site:


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