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Finally got around to getting down to the SSA today.

Hello, came on K-1 visa and applying for SSN card.

Are you married now?

Yes

Have you notified DHS you are now married?

Errrr nooooo, it's not a requirement

Your status has changed you need to notify them.

My marital status has changed, not my immigration status.(in my head I'm thinking ugh #######???)

Checks the system....we need verification of your status from DHS.

You mean 6 weeks after POE I'm still not in the system?

No sir.

Hands me the receipt/letter, may take up to 4 weeks to verify blah blah :bonk:

As Balotelli would say, "why always me" :whistle:


K-1
NOA1 Nov 25th 2011
NOA2 May 30th 2012 (not a typo, 187 days no RFE)
Left NVC Jun 18th 2012
Medical Jun 28th 2012
Pkt 3 sent Jul 3rd 2012
Pkt 3 rec Jul 9th 2012 (sent before received)
Pkt 4 rec Jul 30th 2012
Interview Jul 30th 2012 (refused for lack of ongoing relationship evidence)
Approved Oct 5th 2012
Visa delivered Oct 10th 2012
POE JFK-NYC Nov 28th 2012
Married Dec 24th 2012

AOS
Package sent Jan 30th 2013
NOA1 Feb 6th 2013
Biometrics Mar 4th 2013
EAD/AP card in production Apr 5th 2013
EAD/AP card in mail Apr 11th 2013
EAD/AP card arrived Apr 13th 2013
SS card arrived Apr 19th 2013

AOS approved Sept 19th 2013 (no interview)

ROC

Package sent Sept 13th 2015

NOA1 Sept 15th 2015

Extension Letter 1yr Sept 15th 2015

Biometrics Oct 15th 2015

RFE Jul 11th 2016

Infopass 1yr extension Aug 26th 2016

RFE response Sept 30th 2016

Interview Mar 15th 2017


"You are lucky we are busy today, we are trying to clear this area, otherwise I wouldn't let you in" - Atlanta CBP Securing America's Borders

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Clerk was wrong. Some clerks think that once you become married you are a K-3, but that is just wrong.

Go back and ask for a supervisor.

You are cutting it close though, how many days left do you have on your I-94? If less than 2 weeks, then you'll have to wait for EAD (looks like you have a couple of days at most).


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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Clerk was wrong. Some clerks think that once you become married you are a K-3, but that is just wrong.

Go back and ask for a supervisor.

You are cutting it close though, how many days left do you have on your I-94? If less than 2 weeks, then you'll have to wait for EAD (looks like you have a couple of days at most).

I thought so.

I-94 expires Feb 25th, so still got 6 weeks


K-1
NOA1 Nov 25th 2011
NOA2 May 30th 2012 (not a typo, 187 days no RFE)
Left NVC Jun 18th 2012
Medical Jun 28th 2012
Pkt 3 sent Jul 3rd 2012
Pkt 3 rec Jul 9th 2012 (sent before received)
Pkt 4 rec Jul 30th 2012
Interview Jul 30th 2012 (refused for lack of ongoing relationship evidence)
Approved Oct 5th 2012
Visa delivered Oct 10th 2012
POE JFK-NYC Nov 28th 2012
Married Dec 24th 2012

AOS
Package sent Jan 30th 2013
NOA1 Feb 6th 2013
Biometrics Mar 4th 2013
EAD/AP card in production Apr 5th 2013
EAD/AP card in mail Apr 11th 2013
EAD/AP card arrived Apr 13th 2013
SS card arrived Apr 19th 2013

AOS approved Sept 19th 2013 (no interview)

ROC

Package sent Sept 13th 2015

NOA1 Sept 15th 2015

Extension Letter 1yr Sept 15th 2015

Biometrics Oct 15th 2015

RFE Jul 11th 2016

Infopass 1yr extension Aug 26th 2016

RFE response Sept 30th 2016

Interview Mar 15th 2017


"You are lucky we are busy today, we are trying to clear this area, otherwise I wouldn't let you in" - Atlanta CBP Securing America's Borders

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Oh, I can't count two months v three months ;) Anyway, go back and ask for a supervisor. I might also avoid starting the conversation with "I am here on K-1." I might just say "I am here to apply for a new SSN."


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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Definitely just say "I want to apply for my first SSN please". They get waaay too confused in there. I got asked for my I-94. I said i dont have one and i dont need one. "But you HAVE to have one". No i dont... SSN arrived in 4 days... They were way off the mark on nearly everything they said. The bank did this to me and the DMV did it too. Just know your facts and insist that they listen to you. I am yet to come across a person who knows ANYTHING about immigration in places where they really should.

Edited by Holly2234

CR-1
07-01-2011 : Married

05-10-2012 : I-130 Mailed to London (DCF)
05-11-2012 : I-130 Delivered and signed for at Embassy
05-18-2012 : NOA1 Email
07-26-2012 : NOA2 (69 days)
07-28-2012 : NOA2 hard copy received
08-10-2012 : LND Case number received. Letter dated 08-07-2012
08-15-2012 : DS-230 and DS-2001 mailed to Embassy
08-23-2012 : Medical
09-14-2012 : Emailed Embassy and confirmed DS forms have finally been logged (After 29 days)
09-22-2012 : Interview letter received. Dated September 19th.
10-03-2012 : Interview - Approved!
NOA1 to Interview - 138 days.
10-10-2012 : Passport with Visa delivered two hours late at 8pm.
10-22-2012 : POE Philadelphia
11-15-2012 : Green Card received in mail
12-11-2012 : Went to the Social Security office to apply for SSN after it did not arrive.
12-15-2012 : SSN Arrived in 4 days.

05-09-2013 : Left USC Husband.
11-28-2013: Filed for divorce.

05-01-2014: Divorced

05-08-2014: Sent I-751 petition to VSC

05-13-2014: NOA1 (was not postmarked until 5/22/14 and received on 5/24/14)
06-18-2014: Biometrics in St. Albans, VT

11-21-2014: RFE. Received on 11/24/14.

01-22-2015: Interview notice mailed out. Received 1/26/15

02-12-2015: Interview in St Albans, VT - Approved during interview!

CRBA
08-16-2012 : CRBA in London for our daughter - Approved!
09-11-2012 : CRBA and Passport arrived.
09-25-2012 : SSN Arrived. Mailed from MD on 09-17-2012

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i've written a bit about this - please see

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/405546-ssn-howto/

IMO, the clerk that you spoke to is wrong.

Marriage doesn't invalidate the K-1 - the K-1 was invalidated the day you crossed at the POE and your legal presence is governed by the I-94.

If you notice in that piece I wrote,

look you up in SAVE both in VISA NAME and A#. They should be able to find you with one or the other - but if not....

withdraw the SS-5, get into CBP the next day and fix yer SAVE record then come back in a week later, apply again .

SAVE batch updates, is never in real time.

I still say go back, get a supervisor, tell the supervisor that you have a basis for receiving a SSN and the clerk doing your intake did it wrong.

Then have another lookup in the SAVE system with the Supervisor, both on VISA NAME and A#.


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Finally got around to getting down to the SSA today.

My SSA experience wasn't as bad as yours, but it took a bit longer for my guy to get the card than originally expected. It did take the full four weeks. I've attached the first letter we received, which is probably the same as yours. As long as the guy took your information and gave you the letter, you'll be moving along in the process. About three weeks after we first got in and were sent this letter, we received a second letter in the mail saying that we should get the card in two weeks. A week after that we received the card and a letter saying that it was enclosed.

Make sure you save all of the letters. My guy and I are in the process of buying a car (in both of our names, so he can start to build credit here) and the bank had no problem approving us, but they wanted to see his SS card and the cover letter.

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i've written a bit about this - please see

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/405546-ssn-howto/

Wish I had read this before I went, oh well thanks :thumbs:

My SSA experience wasn't as bad as yours, but it took a bit longer for my guy to get the card than originally expected. It did take the full four weeks. I've attached the first letter we received, which is probably the same as yours.

It's exactly the same letter :yes:


K-1
NOA1 Nov 25th 2011
NOA2 May 30th 2012 (not a typo, 187 days no RFE)
Left NVC Jun 18th 2012
Medical Jun 28th 2012
Pkt 3 sent Jul 3rd 2012
Pkt 3 rec Jul 9th 2012 (sent before received)
Pkt 4 rec Jul 30th 2012
Interview Jul 30th 2012 (refused for lack of ongoing relationship evidence)
Approved Oct 5th 2012
Visa delivered Oct 10th 2012
POE JFK-NYC Nov 28th 2012
Married Dec 24th 2012

AOS
Package sent Jan 30th 2013
NOA1 Feb 6th 2013
Biometrics Mar 4th 2013
EAD/AP card in production Apr 5th 2013
EAD/AP card in mail Apr 11th 2013
EAD/AP card arrived Apr 13th 2013
SS card arrived Apr 19th 2013

AOS approved Sept 19th 2013 (no interview)

ROC

Package sent Sept 13th 2015

NOA1 Sept 15th 2015

Extension Letter 1yr Sept 15th 2015

Biometrics Oct 15th 2015

RFE Jul 11th 2016

Infopass 1yr extension Aug 26th 2016

RFE response Sept 30th 2016

Interview Mar 15th 2017


"You are lucky we are busy today, we are trying to clear this area, otherwise I wouldn't let you in" - Atlanta CBP Securing America's Borders

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mine was easy.


K1

02/09/12 I-129F Sent
02/15/12 NOA1 Received
06/29/12 NOA2 - APPROVED (135 days No RFE's)
07/26/12 UK Medical
07/28/12 Packet 3 received
07/31/12 Visa Fee paid & Packet 3 Sent. (with DS-2001)
08/21/12 Packet 4 received
09/07/12 K1 Interview - APPROVED (205 days No RFE's)
09/13/12 Passport/Visa & Package Received
12/10/12 P.O.E in Las Vegas, NV
12/12/12 Got Marriage License
12/14/12 MARRIED


AOS

12/27/12 Applied for SSC
12/28/12 Received Marriage Certificate
12/28/12 Recieved Marriage Certificate
01/02/13 Received SSC
01/07/13 AOS Sent
01/10/13 NOA Received
02/07/13 Biometrics
03/11/13 EAD & AP Approved (63 days)
03/14/13 EAD & AP card received
03/27/13 AOS Interview - *Error with Medical Certificate*

05/23/13 US Medical

05/29/13 New Medical Certificate Sent

06/07/13 AOS Approved

06/12/13 Green Card Arrived

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Mine was straightforward as well, I guess it depends who you meet. I came into US on Saturday and though i knew to wait about 2 weeks before applying, we took a ride to the SSA office just out of curiosity. was attended to by a nice older gentle man, who explained (again) that I'll need to wait at least 10 days from date of entry, but offered to save me the stress of coming back, and took all the required information and copies of documents etc, and assured that on the 10th day (22nd Jan) he will go ahead & process it, to just look out in the post for the letter from them...

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update....

Ended up having to wait for EAD as out of time on I-94.

CBP at RDU had no problem finding me so....go figure.

Got the same clueless clerk as first visit, she remembered me, I remember you too ffs!!!

Need the actual card for DMV so back to stalking the postman :yes:

Edited by Stu4Lee

K-1
NOA1 Nov 25th 2011
NOA2 May 30th 2012 (not a typo, 187 days no RFE)
Left NVC Jun 18th 2012
Medical Jun 28th 2012
Pkt 3 sent Jul 3rd 2012
Pkt 3 rec Jul 9th 2012 (sent before received)
Pkt 4 rec Jul 30th 2012
Interview Jul 30th 2012 (refused for lack of ongoing relationship evidence)
Approved Oct 5th 2012
Visa delivered Oct 10th 2012
POE JFK-NYC Nov 28th 2012
Married Dec 24th 2012

AOS
Package sent Jan 30th 2013
NOA1 Feb 6th 2013
Biometrics Mar 4th 2013
EAD/AP card in production Apr 5th 2013
EAD/AP card in mail Apr 11th 2013
EAD/AP card arrived Apr 13th 2013
SS card arrived Apr 19th 2013

AOS approved Sept 19th 2013 (no interview)

ROC

Package sent Sept 13th 2015

NOA1 Sept 15th 2015

Extension Letter 1yr Sept 15th 2015

Biometrics Oct 15th 2015

RFE Jul 11th 2016

Infopass 1yr extension Aug 26th 2016

RFE response Sept 30th 2016

Interview Mar 15th 2017


"You are lucky we are busy today, we are trying to clear this area, otherwise I wouldn't let you in" - Atlanta CBP Securing America's Borders

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I went to my local SSA office just over a week ago. God, what a depressing place. Anyway, it opened a 9, so we got there about twenty to, to avoid the queues. The queue was out the door when we arrived. LOL. However, much like at the embassy, every window seems to be given a different role, so my waiting time was only around 25 minutes. When I was called, I expected the usual fight to get assigned a number. No such problem, the lady was straight on the ball. Not the friendliest, but very courteous. Any way, 4 days later, my new SSN card was in my hand. All in all, a pretty positive experience for me.

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It came in the post today :D


K-1
NOA1 Nov 25th 2011
NOA2 May 30th 2012 (not a typo, 187 days no RFE)
Left NVC Jun 18th 2012
Medical Jun 28th 2012
Pkt 3 sent Jul 3rd 2012
Pkt 3 rec Jul 9th 2012 (sent before received)
Pkt 4 rec Jul 30th 2012
Interview Jul 30th 2012 (refused for lack of ongoing relationship evidence)
Approved Oct 5th 2012
Visa delivered Oct 10th 2012
POE JFK-NYC Nov 28th 2012
Married Dec 24th 2012

AOS
Package sent Jan 30th 2013
NOA1 Feb 6th 2013
Biometrics Mar 4th 2013
EAD/AP card in production Apr 5th 2013
EAD/AP card in mail Apr 11th 2013
EAD/AP card arrived Apr 13th 2013
SS card arrived Apr 19th 2013

AOS approved Sept 19th 2013 (no interview)

ROC

Package sent Sept 13th 2015

NOA1 Sept 15th 2015

Extension Letter 1yr Sept 15th 2015

Biometrics Oct 15th 2015

RFE Jul 11th 2016

Infopass 1yr extension Aug 26th 2016

RFE response Sept 30th 2016

Interview Mar 15th 2017


"You are lucky we are busy today, we are trying to clear this area, otherwise I wouldn't let you in" - Atlanta CBP Securing America's Borders

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Do you think it's better to apply for a SSN before or after marriage? Just so my name will be correct on my card.


AOS posted - 02/18/2014

NOA1 - 03/04/2014
Biometrics - 03/28/2014
EAD in post - 5/5/2014

EAD in hand - 5/10/2014
Interview waiver letter received - 6/9/2014

Card production notice - 1/10/2015

ROC mailed - 10/11/2016

ROC received at CSC - 10/18/2016

Interview Notice Received - 3/30/2017

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