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I arrived on Friday to the US (on a K1) and I just checked the SAVE database (searching by my i-94 number) and... nothing matches? How long does it take for the database to be updated? (I thought it was pretty instantaneous these days!)


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I-129F sent : 2016-03-04

Interview approved: 2016-07-26

POE NY JFK: 2016-08-19

Wedding (NYC city hall): 2016-08-26

AOS + EAD + AP

Application sent: 2016-08-26

Application delivered: 2016-08-29

NOA texts/emails: 2016-09-05

NOA hardcopies: 2016-09-14

Biometrics appointment: 2016-10-07

EAD expedite request: 2016-10-13

EAD approved: 2016-10-20

AP approved: 2016-10-20

AOS approved: 2017-03-23

USPS lost greencard: 2017-04-01

i90 e-filed: 2017-04-16

 

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My fiance's I-94 was available within a couple business days. Since you arrived on a weekend you may want to give it a couple days.

Try using all caps when entering the name.

Here a help link

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1697/kw/i94/session/L3RpbWUvMTM5NjYyODEyMC9zaWQvdlcxRHJZUWw%3D

Here's another thread on the subject

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/489424-how-can-we-get-i-94/

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I arrived on Friday to the US (on a K1) and I just checked the SAVE database (searching by my i-94 number) and... nothing matches? How long does it take for the database to be updated? (I thought it was pretty instantaneous these days!)

Instantly, often times things can be entered erroneously. Call the cbp at your poe. They always have liaisons to help you out and get it corrected.

*edited, I thought you meant checking the I 94 database. SAVE takes a few more days, wait 10 days...what we did.

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If you tried to retrieve your I-94 from the cbp.gov online system and you receive a response that your I-94 is "Not Found", please read the following questions to help you check for mistakes and try to enter the information again:

1. Did you enter your first and last name the same way it appears on your passport? Please do not use dashes or titles.

2. Did you enter the passport number that appears on the upper right hand side of your passport?

3. Did you enter your country of citizenship (country that issued the passport, not where you currently live)?

4. If you entered your first and middle name and it is not found, try one name or the other. Also try entering your first and middle name in the first name box.

If you still cannot find your I-94, please contact your nearest* Customs and Border Protection Deferred Inspection Site and a CBP Officer will be able to assist you.

*When you open the link to the Deferred Inspection Site, you will find an alphabetical list of locations within the United States.

Note: Asylees should have received a hand written or stamped I-94 upon entering the U.S. and will not be able to retrieve I-94 information online.

As of September 7, 2015, CBP streamlined the refugee process. Refugees can access their information online if they entered after this date.

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Sorry, I should have been more specific. I got my i-94 instantly, no issue. But I am still not appearing in the SAVE database, and I thought that their system was faster these days! At least the info on the i-94 matches everything - correct spelling of name and correct DOB. So hopefully it's just a case of waiting a little more. But I've read horror stories about people having to wait forever, so I just want to be proactive. And also, I've nothing else to do at the moment so... haha


K1

I-129F sent : 2016-03-04

Interview approved: 2016-07-26

POE NY JFK: 2016-08-19

Wedding (NYC city hall): 2016-08-26

AOS + EAD + AP

Application sent: 2016-08-26

Application delivered: 2016-08-29

NOA texts/emails: 2016-09-05

NOA hardcopies: 2016-09-14

Biometrics appointment: 2016-10-07

EAD expedite request: 2016-10-13

EAD approved: 2016-10-20

AP approved: 2016-10-20

AOS approved: 2017-03-23

USPS lost greencard: 2017-04-01

i90 e-filed: 2017-04-16

 

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Sorry, I should have been more specific. I got my i-94 instantly, no issue. But I am still not appearing in the SAVE database, and I thought that their system was faster these days! At least the info on the i-94 matches everything - correct spelling of name and correct DOB. So hopefully it's just a case of waiting a little more. But I've read horror stories about people having to wait forever, so I just want to be proactive. And also, I've nothing else to do at the moment so... haha

Yea, just wanted clarify because most don't realize they're different things. You said and asked everything properly...I just want to make sure. Anyway....no SAVE is not instant. Going advice is wait about two weeks. Ours was good after 10.

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I understood what you said. Yes it should be instant because nobody is going to manually type in your I-94 details like when a paper form was filled out on the plane.

What I am not sure of is if that place you are checking SAVE is actually going to show you information like it would the Social Security office. If it's going to be found by SSA, waiting won't help. If there is a glitch, then they will have to manually verify today or two weeks from now.


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I understood what you said. Yes it should be instant because nobody is going to manually type in your I-94 details like when a paper form was filled out on the plane.

What I am not sure of is if that place you are checking SAVE is actually going to show you information like it would the Social Security office. If it's going to be found by SSA, waiting won't help. If there is a glitch, then they will have to manually verify today or two weeks from now.

I just got out of the social security office and all went without a hitch! I'm glad I didn't wait any more time, despite still not appearing in SAVE from where I was checking.

The guy entered all my info, took about 5 minutes altogether, then he asked me to check everything was correct, and he just said I was good to go and would get the card within the next two weeks! So far, it's been the smoothest experience with American bureaucracy!


K1

I-129F sent : 2016-03-04

Interview approved: 2016-07-26

POE NY JFK: 2016-08-19

Wedding (NYC city hall): 2016-08-26

AOS + EAD + AP

Application sent: 2016-08-26

Application delivered: 2016-08-29

NOA texts/emails: 2016-09-05

NOA hardcopies: 2016-09-14

Biometrics appointment: 2016-10-07

EAD expedite request: 2016-10-13

EAD approved: 2016-10-20

AP approved: 2016-10-20

AOS approved: 2017-03-23

USPS lost greencard: 2017-04-01

i90 e-filed: 2017-04-16

 

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I just got out of the social security office and all went without a hitch! I'm glad I didn't wait any more time, despite still not appearing in SAVE from where I was checking.

The guy entered all my info, took about 5 minutes altogether, then he asked me to check everything was correct, and he just said I was good to go and would get the card within the next two weeks! So far, it's been the smoothest experience with American bureaucracy!

Congrats, same as when I did it. Walked in, walked out.

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I just got out of the social security office and all went without a hitch! I'm glad I didn't wait any more time, despite still not appearing in SAVE from where I was checking.

The guy entered all my info, took about 5 minutes altogether, then he asked me to check everything was correct, and he just said I was good to go and would get the card within the next two weeks! So far, it's been the smoothest experience with American bureaucracy!

Hello there...I was just wondering how long it took to get the social security number?

I've been checking the SAVE database and my fiance still isn't in there. We went to the social security office yesterday, but the clerk wasn't very helpful. At first he said they don't check the SAVE database, they just submit the paperwork and wait for DHS to do their thing. So, we started the process, but then he came back and said that he did check and my fiance wasn't in the database.

I've read on here that if we submit too early, it will cause a manual verification process which adds a delay of about 6 weeks. So, we stopped the application and said we would come back when he's in the SAVE database. But, it sounds like he doesn't actually have to be in the database before we submit the application for a social security number??


2016-03-28 Sent I-129F to Lewisville.

2016-06-21 NOA2 Approved.

2016-07-25 Case received in London

2016-09-08 Medical

2016-10-06 Interview. Approved.

2016-11-17 POE at Dublin

2016-12-03 Married!

2016-12-16 Mailed AOS

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Hello there...I was just wondering how long it took to get the social security number?

I've been checking the SAVE database and my fiance still isn't in there. We went to the social security office yesterday, but the clerk wasn't very helpful. At first he said they don't check the SAVE database, they just submit the paperwork and wait for DHS to do their thing. So, we started the process, but then he came back and said that he did check and my fiance wasn't in the database.

I've read on here that if we submit too early, it will cause a manual verification process which adds a delay of about 6 weeks. So, we stopped the application and said we would come back when he's in the SAVE database. But, it sounds like he doesn't actually have to be in the database before we submit the application for a social security number??

I actually made a request online at the time, before going to the SSA, and they told me that if/when you check yourself, before an agency asks for it, you won't actually see anything.

So I don't think you'll know when you're in. I still couldn't see my status before going to the office, but then once I went there, it was all fine and took them less than a minute to verify me. I'd definitely suggest you do it sooner, rather than later!


K1

I-129F sent : 2016-03-04

Interview approved: 2016-07-26

POE NY JFK: 2016-08-19

Wedding (NYC city hall): 2016-08-26

AOS + EAD + AP

Application sent: 2016-08-26

Application delivered: 2016-08-29

NOA texts/emails: 2016-09-05

NOA hardcopies: 2016-09-14

Biometrics appointment: 2016-10-07

EAD expedite request: 2016-10-13

EAD approved: 2016-10-20

AP approved: 2016-10-20

AOS approved: 2017-03-23

USPS lost greencard: 2017-04-01

i90 e-filed: 2017-04-16

 

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I actually made a request online at the time, before going to the SSA, and they told me that if/when you check yourself, before an agency asks for it, you won't actually see anything.

So I don't think you'll know when you're in. I still couldn't see my status before going to the office, but then once I went there, it was all fine and took them less than a minute to verify me. I'd definitely suggest you do it sooner, rather than later!

Okay, thanks! I think we'll go back tomorrow and hope for the best.


2016-03-28 Sent I-129F to Lewisville.

2016-06-21 NOA2 Approved.

2016-07-25 Case received in London

2016-09-08 Medical

2016-10-06 Interview. Approved.

2016-11-17 POE at Dublin

2016-12-03 Married!

2016-12-16 Mailed AOS

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