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if you don't have the I94 than you should at least have a stamp which is in the passport on the page of the visa, part on the visa part not. It should be dated and signed by the CBP agent. Social Security will accept this as equivalent to I94 and you should be able to use the copy of that page in place of the I94 when you apply for AOS, including a statement that you were not given the I94 on arrival.


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It should be inside her passport! The i 94 is her only id after her passport and you need it until this form expire. You also need it to apply for her AoS ...is one of the main request on the list.


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BTW, mine was NOT in my passport, it was a stamp, as described above. Wish it had been in the passport, but ....


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Bio appt 20th July
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EAD/AP approved 27th August.
Received Green Card 6th October. No Interview. Amazing!
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Where is you're wife from? These days they do not give you a I-94, it's all done electronically.... Through the VWP, you're wife will have filled out a form just before she landed into the states, however the flight attendants take that form off you when you land, the passport is a stamp, not you're I-94.... Check out the (visa waiver programme) site, aka ESTA :) I know this, cause I actually had the same worries n drama with it, then found out, my I-94 isn't issued to you in and paper or stamp form, unless the country you're originally from is not on the VWP :)

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to apply for you're wifes SSN, all you need is proof of marriage, and an EAD card, you're I-94 has nothing to do with it... If you have already filed or are filing for her I-485, and its paid for, she can then go ahead and file the I-694 form, which won't cost you a penny if you've paid for her I-485, it takes roughly a month for the EAD card to come through, however uscis says 90 days, but in most cases it don't take more than a month :)

Once y'all done that, go into the SS office and apply for it :) it's quite easy and honestly not worth worrying about if you do it that way, that's how me and my husband got it :)

And our whole process of everything with USCIS, is finished :)

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Okay, lots of misinformation in this thread.

If you check your wife's passport and she does not have an I-94, then call your nearest deferred inspection site to let them know and get it fixed: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/contacts/deferred_inspection/

Someone entering with a visa gets the white paper I-94. It is not done electronically like the one used for those entering on the VWP. His wife entered with a K-1. She should be given an I-94. She needs it. http://www.visajourney.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=5

Someone that entered on a K-1 can also get their SSN using their passport and I-94, so yes, the I-94 does have to do with getting the SSN. If your I-94 has less than 2 weeks before it expires, then you would have to wait until you file for AOS and get the EAD or green card before you could get the SSN.

I am not sure what the OP would need to file an I-694 for. It currently takes 2-3 months to receive the EAD, not a month. The form for the EAD is the I-765. They should just follow the guide here on VJ for filing AOS. Also, there is an AOS forum if you need to ask any questions about that process: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/7-adjustment-of-status-green-card-from-family-based-visas/


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Okay, lots of misinformation in this thread.

If you check your wife's passport and she does not have an I-94, then call your nearest deferred inspection site to let them know and get it fixed: http://www.cbp.gov/x...red_inspection/

Someone entering with a visa gets the white paper I-94. It is not done electronically like the one used for those entering on the VWP. His wife entered with a K-1. She should be given an I-94. She needs it. http://www.visajourn...ils.php?album=5

Someone that entered on a K-1 can also get their SSN using their passport and I-94, so yes, the I-94 does have to do with getting the SSN. If your I-94 has less than 2 weeks before it expires, then you would have to wait until you file for AOS and get the EAD or green card before you could get the SSN.

I am not sure what the OP would need to file an I-694 for. It currently takes 2-3 months to receive the EAD, not a month. The form for the EAD is the I-765. They should just follow the guide here on VJ for filing AOS. Also, there is an AOS forum if you need to ask any questions about that process: http://www.visajourn...ly-based-visas/

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Okay, lots of misinformation in this thread.

If you check your wife's passport and she does not have an I-94, then call your nearest deferred inspection site to let them know and get it fixed: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/contacts/deferred_inspection/

Someone entering with a visa gets the white paper I-94. It is not done electronically like the one used for those entering on the VWP. His wife entered with a K-1. She should be given an I-94. She needs it. http://www.visajourney.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=5

Someone that entered on a K-1 can also get their SSN using their passport and I-94, so yes, the I-94 does have to do with getting the SSN. If your I-94 has less than 2 weeks before it expires, then you would have to wait until you file for AOS and get the EAD or green card before you could get the SSN.

I am not sure what the OP would need to file an I-694 for. It currently takes 2-3 months to receive the EAD, not a month. The form for the EAD is the I-765. They should just follow the guide here on VJ for filing AOS. Also, there is an AOS forum if you need to ask any questions about that process: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/7-adjustment-of-status-green-card-from-family-based-visas/

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Jay-Kay, please update your information.

Some of your statements are wrong!

The stamp in the passport IS valid and I used it to get my SSN and had a tier 2 supervisor at USCIS in Buffalo confirm that it was valid and in place of the I-94!


AOS Timeline
Filed 15th June, 2012
NOA date 18th June
Bio appt 20th July
Transferred to CSC 21st July, 2012
EAD/AP approved 27th August.
Received Green Card 6th October. No Interview. Amazing!
Thanks for all the help, see you again in June 2014

ROC Timeline

Mailed Package 30th June 2014

I-797 received 5th July, 2014

Biometrics Appointment 07/30/2014.

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Jay-Kay, please update your information.

Some of your statements are wrong!

The stamp in the passport IS valid and I used it to get my SSN and had a tier 2 supervisor at USCIS in Buffalo confirm that it was valid and in place of the I-94!

Because you said I was wrong, I did some research. I cannot find anything stating that those entering with visas, such as a K-1, will no longer need the white paper I-94 form. Can you please provide a source link that says they have stopped giving paper I-94 forms to visa entrants? They automated the entries for those coming in using the VWP and form I-94W. There is a Travel Update Notice from Sept. 17th stating that the I-94 data entry into the system is backlogged and they are considering automating the I-94 as well. However, they are just looking into it now. It has not been implemented as of yet.

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/id_visa/i-94_instructions/filling_out_i94.xml


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Because you said I was wrong, I did some research. I cannot find anything stating that those entering with visas, such as a K-1, will no longer need the white paper I-94 form. Can you please provide a source link that says they have stopped giving paper I-94 forms to visa entrants? They automated the entries for those coming in using the VWP and form I-94W. There is a Travel Update Notice from Sept. 17th stating that the I-94 data entry into the system is backlogged and they are considering automating the I-94 as well. However, they are just looking into it now. It has not been implemented as of yet.

http://www.cbp.gov/x...ing_out_i94.xml

This, and also the fact that sometimes, Social Security offices are known for either making up their own rules or ignoring the ones that are actually in place. Hence the inconsistencies from office to office when it comes to K1 entrants' experiences.

I am more curious about the tier 2 supervisor telling you that though. But you're from a VWP country (unlike the OP), so I'm guessing that makes a difference.

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