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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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Whats the next steps my husband goes for his pickup june 8th what shoud we expect next the port of entrty what exactly happens there, how sooncanhe work when to apply for social security, what do we do next

I believe at POE the CBP will advise you that you need to marry within 90 days and send you on your way

In regards to getting a social security number, many say you can get it as soon you hit the states, some people advise waiting 2 weeks or 10 working days to make sure you're in the system.

I believe you have to wait 2-3 months for AP and EAD- advanced parole and work authorization.

I hope this information is true and correct and if it's not someone I am sure will correct me :)

Goodluck and congratulations!

Edited by BrittandDan

We became a couple : 2011-05-29
I visited him : 2011-10-28 - 2011-11-17
He visited me (and my crazy family) : 2012-02-05 - 2012-02-17
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-14
I entered on VWP to stay 3 months: 2012-04-11 - 2012-07-03
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Went to get my medical done for interview in Australia (much cheaper in the US and I was already here):2012-05-20
Medical issue diagnosed
K-1 petition cancellation request sent to CSC : 2012-06-01
Married: 2012-06-21
Filed for AOS : 2012-08-08
NOA1 : 2012-08-10
Biometrics : 2012-09-14
EAD approved : 2012-10-16
Applied for SSN : 2012-11-01
Received SSN : 2012-11-13
Received interview notice :2012-12-27
Interview- APPROVED :2013-01-28
Green card received :2013-02-04
Baby girl born :2013-03-09

Filed for ROC :2014-12-05
NOA :2014-12-11
Biometrics : 2015-01-15

ROC Approval : 2015-05-14

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They are already married.

Once he gets here, it will take a few weeks to receive his green card. He can work as soon as he gets a social security card. The stamp in his passport can be used as his green card, but most places want to see the actual card.

Edited by Married2009

Married: 01/02/09

I-130 filed: 11/06/09

NOA1: 11/13/09

NOA2: 02/11/10

NVC received: 02/18/10

Case complete @ NVC: 04/14/10

Interview @ Montreal: 07/13/10 - Approved

POE: Sweetgrass, MT, 08/07/10

Filed for ROC: 07/20/12

Biometrics appt: 08/24/12

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
Timeline

I am so sorry I thought I was in the K1 part of the forums, I did not even pick up on where you said your "husband". Let me try and rectify what I said and give you the answers you want to the best of my knowledge.

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1) He needs to have on hand is her passport and the envelope that she got from consulate - hand it over unopened to CBP.

2) Then they will complete the rest of the paper work get his finger prints (like normal), and might ask some basic questions like when were you married, for how long etc.

3) Then they will stamp his passport which will act as a temporary greencard until the "real one" arrives in the mail.

4) He can work the next day. Most employers will require a SSN to work, but you don't technically need it right away (your employer may withhold pay until you have the number though).

5) ** I believe ** your SSN is sent to you like the GC if you have ticked a certain box on your forms or you can obtain the number from your local office, but someone else would have to clarify the validity of that statement.

6) You can apply for removal of conditions from his GC 3 months before your 2 year POE anniversary.

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Thanks, sorry, have a nice day and good luck!

Edited by BrittandDan

We became a couple : 2011-05-29
I visited him : 2011-10-28 - 2011-11-17
He visited me (and my crazy family) : 2012-02-05 - 2012-02-17
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-14
I entered on VWP to stay 3 months: 2012-04-11 - 2012-07-03
---
Went to get my medical done for interview in Australia (much cheaper in the US and I was already here):2012-05-20
Medical issue diagnosed
K-1 petition cancellation request sent to CSC : 2012-06-01
Married: 2012-06-21
Filed for AOS : 2012-08-08
NOA1 : 2012-08-10
Biometrics : 2012-09-14
EAD approved : 2012-10-16
Applied for SSN : 2012-11-01
Received SSN : 2012-11-13
Received interview notice :2012-12-27
Interview- APPROVED :2013-01-28
Green card received :2013-02-04
Baby girl born :2013-03-09

Filed for ROC :2014-12-05
NOA :2014-12-11
Biometrics : 2015-01-15

ROC Approval : 2015-05-14

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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so went to social security they told us being that we checked to receive social in the mail we have to wait 21 days before we can apply again.....but when should we expect the green card in the mail he has received his welcome letter and receipt number..

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Sweden
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The green card can arrive within weeks. It took over eight weeks for me. I think three to sex weeks is more normal. Since he has a stamp in his passport he has a temporary green card so it should not prevent him from working. I managed to get my SSN at the SS office after one week. It was hard to get though. I got the acutual card in the mail after two weeks.

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