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Hi guys, Im now in the US since last sunday. The officer at POE told me that I have to go to the snn office to aplly for the social security number even though I selected to have my snn applied automatically. Does anyone know how many days do I have to wait before going to the office to apply? And do they give me a receipt so I can start searching for jobs?


This is an aproximate timeline, I tried to complete it trough the e-mails I still have, I don't know why I couldn't find all of them...

:star: USCIS Stage

08/14/2013 - Priority Date

10/08/2013 - I-130 Approved- NOA2

(F)NVC Stage:

11/18/2013 - Received Case Number & IIN by E-Mail

11/18/2013- AOS fee bil generated & paid

11/19/2013- DS-261 generated & filled

11/24/2013 - IV Packet fee bill generated & paid

12/04/2013 - DS-260 filled & submitted online

12/07/2013 - AOS and IV Packet sent together

01/31/2014 - Received AOS Checklist

02/26/2014 - Received AOS Checklist (this time they asked me to take it to the interview)

02/26/2014 - Together with the cheklist they wrote that they had finished reviewing my case, so this is my CASE COMPLETE DATE.


04/01/2014 - Interview Letter received

05/08/2014 - Interview date (received the green slip 221g form)

06/09/2014 - Submitted documents required in form 221g

06/10/2014 - CEAC status changed to "Ready"

06/13/2014 - Received e-mail saying I have to wait until Priority Date becomes current again for visa to be issued.

05/19/2015 - Interview date

05/22/2015 - Passport arrived

05/31/2015 - Arrived at the USA

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You can wait a couple of weeks to see if your SSN card shows up in the mail. There have been less than stellar reports of folks actually ever receiving their SSN cards through this process. There sometimes seems to be a disjoint between the two government bureaucracies. (I know, go figure!) If so, next step is to go to your local SSA office, with a filled out SS-5 application, and submit it in order to have your SSN card mailed to you. I am not sure what the "receipt" was that you were given.

Hopefully your SSN will show up in the mail. If not, here is a useful informational thread about SSNs, it is written primarily for K1 visa holders, but there are some useful pearls for all: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/405546-ssn-howto/

Good luck on your immigration journey

Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

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:idea: Read more, post less.... Google can be your friend ! :idea:

Prior apologies if I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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