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I have a question for all those who have already been approved their CR-1 Spouse Visa:

My entire case has been approved on July 17, I payed the fees for my Green Card on July 26, I entered the US on July 27, I moved within the US on August 14 and I changed my address August 28.

I still have not received my Green Card or Social Security Card and as a result can not do anything there (get my Driver's License, open a Bank Account, get a Credit Card, or start a company).

What do I do?

Did I miss something?

Who do I call?

Help :-(

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Your green card might have been sent to the original address. Did you get confirmation when you changed your address with USCIS.

Thank you for your reply.

Yes, I did get a confirmation through the ELIS system.

Also, we have put in for a forward notion on all mail delivered to our previous address.

I guess I will call with USCIS tomorrow...

Hi, when it comes to ssn you have to apply to local office in the city you live in, originally it takes 1-2 weeks, it never deliveries along with green card

Thank you, I did not know that (silly me I guess, ha).

To follow up with another question: Do I need my Green Card to apply for the Social Security Number over here?

Thanks in advance for your reply!

Thijs

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Thank you for your reply.

Yes, I did get a confirmation through the ELIS system.

Also, we have put in for a forward notion on all mail delivered to our previous address.

I guess I will call with USCIS tomorrow...

Thank you, I did not know that (silly me I guess, ha).

To follow up with another question: Do I need my Green Card to apply for the Social Security Number over here?

Thanks in advance for your reply!

Thijs

I applied last year, perhaps (not sure though) rules have changed but I did bring my greencard and a copy of our marriage certificate. For now all you can do is to call them regularly, sometimes they need a real push to do everything in time

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Bring your passport to get the SSN. Your endorsed visa is a temporary green card for 1 year. You can do anything with this green card that you would do with the hard copy.

Call the uscis to confirm your address woth them

USPS will not forward the green card even with a forward mail in place. It's too valuable of a document.


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Thank you for your reply.

Yes, I did get a confirmation through the ELIS system.

Also, we have put in for a forward notion on all mail delivered to our previous address.

I guess I will call with USCIS tomorrow...

Thank you, I did not know that (silly me I guess, ha).

To follow up with another question: Do I need my Green Card to apply for the Social Security Number over here?

Thanks in advance for your reply!

Thijs

There's no forwarding of government mail it would be undeliverable and sent back. You need to call USCIS.

His I-551 stamp in his passport is his temp green card. Hopefully the SS office where you live knows that and he can apply.


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I have a question for all those who have already been approved their CR-1 Spouse Visa:

My entire case has been approved on July 17, I payed the fees for my Green Card on July 26, I entered the US on July 27, I moved within the US on August 14 and I changed my address August 28.

I still have not received my Green Card or Social Security Card and as a result can not do anything there (get my Driver's License, open a Bank Account, get a Credit Card, or start a company).

What do I do?

Did I miss something?

Who do I call?

Help :-(

HI!

I was on CR-1, received my SSN after 10 calendar days and received my green card 5 weeks after my arrival. Paid the $165 before I left for the states.

Yes you can go the SSA to get your SSN just bring your passport. You might want to bring your marriage contract and birth certificate just to be sure. (they asked for those when I corrected my name at the SSA since they misspelled it)

I guess the rest for the green card was answered.

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