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Hi All,

I just found this website today while looking for information regarding getting my wife a social security number. Wish I had found it earlier... would have saved some time and money... but anyways

We had our interview today and it was definately the easiest part of the whole deal. But how do I get my wife her SSN? We didn't receive the EAD Card before the interview and the officer told us to send it back when it does come in (it came in with today's mail after the interview). Should I go with the EAD card to the SSA and apply for her SSN or should I just wait for the Conditional Resident card to come in? If I go with the EAD Card will they ask for her I-94? The officer took that from us and put it in their files.

Thanks in advance,

Bogdan

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Hello! Unfortunately, right now, I cannot answer your question, because your wife and I have the same situation.

I had my AOS interview October 3rd, and I just received my EAD October 10th. I have not received my greencard, yet. I will go to the nearest SSA and see if I can get one. My understanding is that if a person has an EAD, he/she may apply for a SSN. I just don't know anything about the I-94 document, because I checked the SSA website, they will be needing that. I don't have a copy of my I-94, but I will give it a try... today.

I will send a message later... :D


K-1 Visa Application:

June 30, 2005- Sent I-129F

July 12, 2005- Processing Date

September 16, 2005- I-129F Approval Notice

September 29, 2005- Approval Notice sent to US Embassy in the Philippines

January 26, 2006- US Embassy sent Medical and Visa Appointment dates

March 2, 2006- Medical Appointment

March 9, 2006- Visa Interview

March 21, 2006- Visa received

March 24, 2006- Attended CFO Seminar in Q.C.

March 28, 2006- Flight to the USA

Marriage:

May 1, 2006- Applied for Marriage License

May 20, 2006- Got married in Chandler, Arizona

I-485/I-765 Applications:

July 24, 2006- I-485/I-765 sent to USCIS

July 31, 2006- Processing Date

August 2, 2006- USCIS sent a Biometrics Appointment Letter

August 8, 2006- USCIS sent an Appointment for AOS

August 16, 2006- Biometrics Appointment

October 3, 2006- AOS Interview(Los Angeles District Office)

October 10, 2006- Received Welcome Notice, Employment Authorization Card

October 18, 2006- Greencard received

I-751 Application:

August 29, 2008 - I-751 sent to USCIS

September 2, 2008 - Processing Date

January 2, 2009 - Biometrics 1

April 6, 2009 - Biometrics 2

April 7, 2009 - Biometrics 3 (never ending)

April 22, 2009 - Received Approval Letter

June 16, 2009 - Greencard received

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If you have been approved at AOS interview your EAD is no longer needed.... a Greencard holder does not require a EAD.... sorry but it looks like you wasted your money on EAD...

Once you have your Greencard go to the SSA office and file for a SSN...

Kezzie

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Thanks for the info Kezzie... I guess we'll just have to wait.

since you got the EAD you can apply for her SSN using her married name, as of my experience, i apply for my SSN but they dont let me use my husband name yet, so now that i have EAD they are changing it now into my husband name, as long as u have the EAD they are not going to ask for your I-94.

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I had my AOS interview October 3rd, and I just received my EAD October 10th. I have not received my greencard, yet. I will go to the nearest SSA and see if I can get one. My understanding is that if a person has an EAD, he/she may apply for a SSN.

You can apply with an EAD card, but if you can hold off for a while I would wait to apply with the I-551 card. As someone has said you should be issued an unrestricted SSN card if you apply with the I-551 card, which means one less trip to the SSA office. Plus your status needs to be verified before the SSN can be assigned and in most cases you are more likely that verify through SAVE with an I-551 card than and EAD card, which means you will get your SSN sooner.

Thanks for the info Kezzie... I guess we'll just have to wait.

since you got the EAD you can apply for her SSN using her married name, as of my experience, i apply for my SSN but they dont let me use my husband name yet, so now that i have EAD they are changing it now into my husband name, as long as u have the EAD they are not going to ask for your I-94.

EAD is not required to apply in your married name and be issue card in that name unless you waited until your I-94 was expired or within 14 days of expiring.

Only the marriage document (foreign or domestic) is needed if it meets the following criteria:

-- The new name can be derived from the marriage document, i.e. bride takes the groom's last name, groom takes bride's last name, compound name (with or without hyphen) of each spouse's original name for either or both parties.

Note: State law must also allow the type of name change wishing to be made

-- The marriage occurred within the past two years

-- The marriage document shows sufficient identifying information, e.g., biographical data such as age, date of birth or parent's names, and

-- The identifying information matches the information on his/her current Social Security number record.

The applicant will need to submit an identity document in the old name along with the marriage document if:

-- The marriage occurred within the last two years and has biographical information, e.g., age, date of birth or parent's names which does not match our records, e.g., the SSN record.

-- The marriage occurred within the last two years, but does not show biographical information, or

-- The marriage occurred over two years ago (with or without biographical information.)

The identity document used to establish the old name must match the name on the current SSN record. The identity document is acceptable even if over two years old or expired.

When issuing immigration documents, the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security issue them in the person’s legal name. The legal name is also generally the name in which the foreign passport was issued.

When an alien applies for an SSN card, SSA presumes the name on the immigration document is the legal name unless the applicant presents evidence of a legal name change (e.g., marriage) that occurred after the immigration document was issued.

This is in addition to proof of current lawful employment authorized status.

You can find detailed information regarding changing SSN record (Numident) data on the SSA Website at:

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203210

SSA will not assign an SSN or issue a card to an individual that is within 14 days of his or her alien status expiring. Until the 76th day after entry an individual with K-1 status only needs to provide an unexpired I-94 showing current K-1 status to establish employment authorized status for SSN purposes.

Once, an individual with K-1 status has been in the United States 76 days he or she will need another document, i.e. I-551, I-688B or I-766 to establish employment authorized status for SSN purposes.

RM 00203.500 Employment Authorization for Nonimmigrants:

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203500#C1

RM 00203.410 Evidence of Alien Status for an SSN Card for an Alien Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence:

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203410

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Sorry for the late reply. Well, my husband and I went to SSA to get a SSN. I showed them my Employment Authorization Card to a representative and she could not see my records with the immigration's system. :(

She said that they will be needing to verify the employment card I showed them, and send a letter to the immigration to know if it's true or not. She said it'll be necessary for them to verify my legal status here in the USA before even giving me a SSN and card. It might take 4 weeks to process. WOW! that's a long time!

I am just wondering why couldn't they verify my employment card, well, it shows there the approval date and the expiration date... it's confusing... approval date- OCT 2, 2006 and the expiration date- OCT 1, 2007... and they cannot issue me a SSN. :-( This is disappointing, because I would like to get a job, soon. :-( I've been here since March, and still couldn't do anything to help my husband financially.

I guess all I have to do is WAIT... WAIT... WAIT... :(


K-1 Visa Application:

June 30, 2005- Sent I-129F

July 12, 2005- Processing Date

September 16, 2005- I-129F Approval Notice

September 29, 2005- Approval Notice sent to US Embassy in the Philippines

January 26, 2006- US Embassy sent Medical and Visa Appointment dates

March 2, 2006- Medical Appointment

March 9, 2006- Visa Interview

March 21, 2006- Visa received

March 24, 2006- Attended CFO Seminar in Q.C.

March 28, 2006- Flight to the USA

Marriage:

May 1, 2006- Applied for Marriage License

May 20, 2006- Got married in Chandler, Arizona

I-485/I-765 Applications:

July 24, 2006- I-485/I-765 sent to USCIS

July 31, 2006- Processing Date

August 2, 2006- USCIS sent a Biometrics Appointment Letter

August 8, 2006- USCIS sent an Appointment for AOS

August 16, 2006- Biometrics Appointment

October 3, 2006- AOS Interview(Los Angeles District Office)

October 10, 2006- Received Welcome Notice, Employment Authorization Card

October 18, 2006- Greencard received

I-751 Application:

August 29, 2008 - I-751 sent to USCIS

September 2, 2008 - Processing Date

January 2, 2009 - Biometrics 1

April 6, 2009 - Biometrics 2

April 7, 2009 - Biometrics 3 (never ending)

April 22, 2009 - Received Approval Letter

June 16, 2009 - Greencard received

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I am just wondering why couldn't they verify my employment card, well, it shows there the approval date and the expiration date... it's confusing... approval date- OCT 2, 2006 and the expiration date- OCT 1, 2007... and they cannot issue me a SSN. :-( This is disappointing, because I would like to get a job, soon. :-(

I don't know if you have an AOS pending, but in must cases when the EAD card is issued while the AOS is pending the EAD info isn't updated to SAVE. Without looking at the SAVE query, can't tell if the sending of the G-845 was necessary or not.

When the SSA office sends the G-845, suggest that you go back to the SSA office no more that once week with your documents to (1) ask them to check SAVE again (2) ask if they sent a G-845 (3) if yes, did it come back (4) after 30 days ask if they have followed up on the G-845 by calling or sending another mark “second request.”

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203735

RM 00203.735 Requesting Online (Primary) Verification By SAVE

You can try calling the SSA Regional Office if you have waited at least 30 days and your local SSA office doesn't seem to be concerned about following up on the G-845

http://www.ssa.gov/otherssasites/

Refer them to:

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0100203740

RM 00203.740 Requesting Additional (Manual) Verification By DHS

Step 6

DHS should respond to SSA within 15 federal work days after receiving the Form G-845. If DHS does not respond within 15 federal work days from the receipt of the G-845 from SSA, follow-up with the DHS, USCIS Immigration Status office. (Allow 15 days plus five additional federal work days of mail time for the G-845 to be received at and returned from DHS. Follow local practice to follow-up with DHS.

Some SSA offices have an arrangement with the DHS, USCIS office to telephone for the follow-up contact; other SSA offices send a copy of the original G-845 annotated “second request.”) If the DHS response is still not received within 15 federal work days after the follow-up contact (if the follow-up is by mail allow five additional federal work days of mail time for the G-845 to be received at and returned from DHS), make a second follow-up contact. If the DHS response is not received within 15 federal workdays (again, if the follow-up is by mail, allow five additional federal work days of mail time for the G-845 to be received at and returned from DHS), after two follow-ups, contact the Regional Office (RO). Also report to the RO any trend that shows a serious deviation by DHS from the above time frames. The RO will consult with central office.

All cards are mailed from Social Security Headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland to the postal address provided on the Form SS-5.

You may find additional SSN and employment information on the Internal Revenue Service Website at:

http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/intern...=129227,00.html

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