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Do i need to wait for my green card and my SScard?

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Do i need to wait for that to start looking for a job, get my driver license, or is the seal and my SS number enough?

I would like to know because when i went to the SSA they told me i could start looking for a job with the number, but i read the paper they gave me and it says "Yout social security card is the official verification of your social security number. This printout does not verify your irght to work in the united states"

So...until i get the card is when im actually going to be able to work?

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If you have your green card (approval) you can work.

I supposely have my green card coming within two months, it could take more or less time, but thats the average.

So let me understand what you are saying here...i am able to work once i get my green card, right? So the seal they stamped in my passport doesnt work as my green card?

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Do i need to wait for that to start looking for a job, get my driver license, or is the seal and my SS number enough?

I would like to know because when i went to the SSA they told me i could start looking for a job with the number, but i read the paper they gave me and it says "Yout social security card is the official verification of your social security number. This printout does not verify your irght to work in the united states"

So...until i get the card is when im actually going to be able to work?

You have to satify the I-9 form the employer must fill out when you ACCEPT a job. SInce you have the I-551 stamp and a SSN, you can look for a job and even begin working. It may take a bit to convince your employer's HR person that the documentation you have is valid. The I-551 stamp is all you need to prove work authorization. You do not even have to show the SSC. You just need to give them the number for tax purposes. I usually just rattle it off to my employer as I show my US passport as proof of work eligibility. Look at the I-9 form for what types of documents are required to prove work eligibility.

For the DL each state's DMV is different. FOr that you need to go on-line and look at your state's requirements or you might give them a call. Just a word of warning. Some state's DMV give out advice that is as accurate as the USCIS tier 1 people.:blush:

Dave

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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If you have I551 stamp in your passport you are authorised to work.

If you get a job before your actual GC arrives you can let your HR know you have I551 stamp and that should be good enough, most HR would let you start working and would advice you to give them copy of your GC when you get it.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to Finding Work in America forum; topic is about finding employment and not about the spousal visa process.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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