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I am adjusting from K-1. I was previously in the USA on H1-B, therefore, I have a SSN card that says "valid for work only with INS authorization". I needed to renew my old expired driver's license, and the DMV needed proof of a SSN, which I lost when my wallet was stolen, so they instructed me to go to the SS office, and have them print me a copy stating that I had one. I did so, and the SS office instructed me to apply for a new card, and gave me a print out to show the DMV that states "Our records indicate that a SSN XXX-XXX-XXXX is assigned to "tigey". Which the DMV accepted and I was able to renew my old license I had when I was on H1-B. Great. A few weeks later, I recieved a letter from the SS office that states "We cannot issue a SS card at this time because: Your immigration status will expire before an SSN card can be issued to you. I assume they looked at the expiration date on my I-94 as the limitation of my immigration status. I have just received my EAD which is valid until 12/15/13. Should I re-apply for the SSN card? Or is it fine to keep the old Social status that states "valid for work only with INS authorization" The EAD is INS work authorization, and if any company needs proof of my SSN, can I show them the letter from the SS office that states my SSN and name and validates my number? Should I wait until i adjust to permanent resident to re-apply? Thanks!

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If you have a valid EAD card then the SS card you have that states auth to work with USCIS auth. will be fine to use.

Since you lost it go to the SS office with the EAD card and have them process you one.

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Marriage: 7/12/10
Filed I-130: 9/10/12
NOA1: 9/17/12
Transferred to NBC: 9/19/12
Sent to local office for adjudication: 9/21/12
RFE for Beneficiary BC received 12/13/12
Mail BC in response to RFE 12/17/12
NOA2: 12/20/12
NVC case number assigned: 1/29/13
Sent DS-3032 email: 1/31/13
Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill: 2/1/13
Pay I-864 Bill: 2/5/13
NVC Accepted DS-3032: 2/12/13
Received IV Bill: 2/13/13
Send Completed I-864: 2/16/13
NVC Received I-864 Package: 2/19/13
AOS Package accepted: 2/26/13
Pay IV Bill: 2/28/13
IV Packet Sent: 3/2/13
NVC Received IV Packet: 3/4/13
Case Completed at NVC: 3/13/13
Interview date: 4/30/13

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POE: pending

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*** Thread moved from main AOS/Family-Based forum to Social Security Numbers subforum -- topic pertains to the latter. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Since you have new EAD card, might as well go back and flash it a few times at the SSA office.


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