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Hi all,

I arrived in the USA on July 8th on a CR-1 visa.

I have received a social security number but no greencard.
It's been around 5 weeks... need I be concerned?
Can anyone indicate how long I should wait before pursuing the issue?

Secondly, my visa 'issue date' is June 18 2014, and it says my visa 'expires on' Nov 20th 2014.
The stamp on the follow page has a stamped 'July 8 2014'... and underneath, handwritten 'Cr-1 - July 7th 2016'.

Can anyone tell me what the deal is with the Nov 20th 2014 date on the visa? Do I need to be concerned?
Or is it simply the last day I could have used my CR-1 visa to enter.

Finally... I set up a bank account the other day but they've just called me back telling me they have to change it to a temporary account that'll expire after six months. Something to do with not have a greencard.... Can anything in my passport/on the visa, give them the information they need for the time being?

Thanks!!

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Hi all,

I arrived in the USA on July 8th on a CR-1 visa.

I have received a social security number but no greencard.

It's been around 5 weeks... need I be concerned?

Can anyone indicate how long I should wait before pursuing the issue?

Secondly, my visa 'issue date' is June 18 2014, and it says my visa 'expires on' Nov 20th 2014.

The stamp on the follow page has a stamped 'July 8 2014'... and underneath, handwritten 'Cr-1 - July 7th 2016'.

Can anyone tell me what the deal is with the Nov 20th 2014 date on the visa? Do I need to be concerned?

Or is it simply the last day I could have used my CR-1 visa to enter.

Finally... I set up a bank account the other day but they've just called me back telling me they have to change it to a temporary account that'll expire after six months. Something to do with not have a greencard.... Can anything in my passport/on the visa, give them the information they need for the time being?

Thanks!!

First of all - not much to stress about here :)

The November date is the 6 month limit after your visa was approved that you had to enter the US. Now that you're in the US, it is not applicable.

The I-551 stamp in your passport IS a green card. I would argue with the bank that you have all rights to work and live here with that stamp. The 2016 date is the expiration of your green card - you'll need to renew it before then.

USCIS recommends contacting them 45 days after entry if you haven't received it - they say "please call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 or visit your local office by making an InfoPass appointment. Make an appointment by visiting our Infopass page."

45 days from your entry is 22 Aug - you can wait til then to call or make an appointment. Or you can call now, but they'll probably tell you to wait.


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14 Jul 2014 - receive interview notification email

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08 Aug 2014 - passport/visa delivered

30 Aug 2014 - point of entry

10 Sep 2014 - social security card delivered

29 Sep 2014 - green card delivered

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***Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.***

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The I-551 stamp in your passport IS a green card. I would argue with the bank that you have all rights to work and live here with that stamp. The 2016 date is the expiration of your green card - you'll need to renew it before then.

The stamp in the OP's passport is a standard CBP entry stamp with applicable information written in. It is that stamp combined with the visa itself that acts as a temporary green card until the actual card is in hand, not the stamp by itself. CBP is no longer placing special I-551 stamps in passports of immigrant visa holders.


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***Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.***

**Moderator hat off**

The stamp in the OP's passport is a standard CBP entry stamp with applicable information written in. It is that stamp combined with the visa itself that acts as a temporary green card until the actual card is in hand, not the stamp by itself. CBP is no longer placing special I-551 stamps in passports of immigrant visa holders.

Good info, thanks!


31 May 2013 - Sent I-130 to Phoenix Lockbox

03 Jun 2013 - USPS shows package as received

06 Jun 2013 - Received text and email with receipt number

08 Jun 2013 - Received paper I-797C. Received and Priority date - June 3. Notice date - June 5.

17 Dec 2013 - Transferred to Nebraska Service Center.

04 Mar 2014 - I-130 approved

05 Mar 2014 - I-130 shipped to NVC/DOS

17 Mar 2014 - Received by NVC

16 Apr 2014 - Case number assigned

22 Apr 2014 - DS-261 available and completed

23 Apr 2014 - AOS invoice email received
25 Apr 2014 - AOS fee available and paid

26 Apr 2014 - AOS packet sent (delivered 28 Apr, NVC system received 30 Apr)

30 Apr 2014 - IV invoice email received; fee available and paid
01 May 2014 - IV packet sent (delivered 02 May, NVC system received 05 May)

02 May 2014 - DS-260 available and completed

20 May 2014 - received AOS checklist (left mail address blank on I-864EZ)

22 May 2014 - checklist response delivered

27 May 2014 - NVC system received checklist

27 May 2014 - false checklist received

26 Jun 2014 - NVC case complete

10 Jul 2014 - interview scheduled (per phone call)

14 Jul 2014 - receive interview notification email

06 Aug 2014 - interview (approved); visa issued

08 Aug 2014 - passport/visa delivered

30 Aug 2014 - point of entry

10 Sep 2014 - social security card delivered

29 Sep 2014 - green card delivered

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Hi all,

I arrived in the USA on July 8th on a CR-1 visa.

I have received a social security number but no greencard.

It's been around 5 weeks... need I be concerned?

Can anyone indicate how long I should wait before pursuing the issue?

Secondly, my visa 'issue date' is June 18 2014, and it says my visa 'expires on' Nov 20th 2014.

The stamp on the follow page has a stamped 'July 8 2014'... and underneath, handwritten 'Cr-1 - July 7th 2016'.

Can anyone tell me what the deal is with the Nov 20th 2014 date on the visa? Do I need to be concerned?

Or is it simply the last day I could have used my CR-1 visa to enter.

Finally... I set up a bank account the other day but they've just called me back telling me they have to change it to a temporary account that'll expire after six months. Something to do with not have a greencard.... Can anything in my passport/on the visa, give them the information they need for the time being?

Thanks!!

Hi!We have the temporary green card valid for a year.May i know when did you receive your social security card?Ive been here three weeks and havent gotten anything.I also check uscis/elis from time to time to see if there has been a movement but so far,it just says accepted.I am waiting patiently though.Lol


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I-130 Approved on:June 4,2014

Interview July 18, 2014 (Approved) You can read this ( http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/506247-interview/ )

Got the Visa Packet!! July 23,2014

POE: SEATTLE July 28,2014

--------------------------------------------

GREEN CARD AND SSC STATUS

August 25,2014 Went to SSA to see what's going on with my SSC- SAVE has my middle name together with my first name.

August 28,2014 ELIS went from ACCEPTED TO OPTIMIZED IN PROCESS (INITIAL REVIEW)

September 2 Called local ssa and was told SSC was mailed/Elis says Green CARD production has begun

September 4,2014-received ssc

September 8,2014- green card mailed/closed on elis

September 9,2014- green card received yahooo!!

---------------------------------------------------------

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

Mailed Packet: 4/29/2016

NOA1: 5/2/2016

Bio Appt: 6/1/2016

Approval:2/13/2017

Received 10 year green card:2/17/2017

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If you've been in the USA for more than 2 weeks you can go to the SSA office and apply for an SSN yourself. You can print out the application on the SSA website along with a list of items needed (generally only your passport with your endorsed visa.)

Takes 1-3 months normally to get the hard copy green card from POE or payment, whichever was later.


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If you've been in the USA for more than 2 weeks you can go to the SSA office and apply for an SSN yourself. You can print out the application on the SSA website along with a list of items needed (generally only your passport with your endorsed visa.)

Takes 1-3 months normally to get the hard copy green card from POE or payment, whichever was later.

Hi thanks,yeah i have all my paperwork ready.I just have to convince my hubby to travel at least an hour to the office (i dont drive lol).We went to a near ssa office a week ago and voila we need to go to downtown phoenix for it as they dont issue new ssns.Lol


Filed I-130 DCF: May 27, 2014 Here's what happened (http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/498046-filed-dcf-today-5-27-2014/ )

I-130 Approved on:June 4,2014

Interview July 18, 2014 (Approved) You can read this ( http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/506247-interview/ )

Got the Visa Packet!! July 23,2014

POE: SEATTLE July 28,2014

--------------------------------------------

GREEN CARD AND SSC STATUS

August 25,2014 Went to SSA to see what's going on with my SSC- SAVE has my middle name together with my first name.

August 28,2014 ELIS went from ACCEPTED TO OPTIMIZED IN PROCESS (INITIAL REVIEW)

September 2 Called local ssa and was told SSC was mailed/Elis says Green CARD production has begun

September 4,2014-received ssc

September 8,2014- green card mailed/closed on elis

September 9,2014- green card received yahooo!!

---------------------------------------------------------

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

Mailed Packet: 4/29/2016

NOA1: 5/2/2016

Bio Appt: 6/1/2016

Approval:2/13/2017

Received 10 year green card:2/17/2017

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That's odd.

What is?Not all ssa offices issue new ssns.There wasba Big banner outside there office.Too bad we didnt check the services they can do first before going to apache junction.I probably need to update my timeline as we are in east valley(kinda far from downtown) and not tempe.lol


Filed I-130 DCF: May 27, 2014 Here's what happened (http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/498046-filed-dcf-today-5-27-2014/ )

I-130 Approved on:June 4,2014

Interview July 18, 2014 (Approved) You can read this ( http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/506247-interview/ )

Got the Visa Packet!! July 23,2014

POE: SEATTLE July 28,2014

--------------------------------------------

GREEN CARD AND SSC STATUS

August 25,2014 Went to SSA to see what's going on with my SSC- SAVE has my middle name together with my first name.

August 28,2014 ELIS went from ACCEPTED TO OPTIMIZED IN PROCESS (INITIAL REVIEW)

September 2 Called local ssa and was told SSC was mailed/Elis says Green CARD production has begun

September 4,2014-received ssc

September 8,2014- green card mailed/closed on elis

September 9,2014- green card received yahooo!!

---------------------------------------------------------

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

Mailed Packet: 4/29/2016

NOA1: 5/2/2016

Bio Appt: 6/1/2016

Approval:2/13/2017

Received 10 year green card:2/17/2017

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Hrm... never knew that only certain offices would do it.

http://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/

may help.

(obviously I'm not American. LOL)

Ah lol.Yup only two offices in downtown phoenix across a 40-50 mile area.Yeah called them lots of times,privacy act thingy so they really cant help.But one said i am not in their system yet.Cant trust him though coz he may have just said that to get rid of me and he didnt really bothered to check the spelling of my name which is odd.lol


Filed I-130 DCF: May 27, 2014 Here's what happened (http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/498046-filed-dcf-today-5-27-2014/ )

I-130 Approved on:June 4,2014

Interview July 18, 2014 (Approved) You can read this ( http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/506247-interview/ )

Got the Visa Packet!! July 23,2014

POE: SEATTLE July 28,2014

--------------------------------------------

GREEN CARD AND SSC STATUS

August 25,2014 Went to SSA to see what's going on with my SSC- SAVE has my middle name together with my first name.

August 28,2014 ELIS went from ACCEPTED TO OPTIMIZED IN PROCESS (INITIAL REVIEW)

September 2 Called local ssa and was told SSC was mailed/Elis says Green CARD production has begun

September 4,2014-received ssc

September 8,2014- green card mailed/closed on elis

September 9,2014- green card received yahooo!!

---------------------------------------------------------

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

Mailed Packet: 4/29/2016

NOA1: 5/2/2016

Bio Appt: 6/1/2016

Approval:2/13/2017

Received 10 year green card:2/17/2017

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Hrm... never knew that only certain offices would do it.

http://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/

may help.

(obviously I'm not American. LOL)

Yeah, unfortunately some offices only do certain things. As I am learning the more I work with state offices ughhhh.


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