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Hi all,

I'm a bit confused as to how the system works at this point in my immigration. I have been accepted to move to the US with my wife, I've had the interview and been accepted.

Now I want to apply for jobs. I don't want to turn up and not have a job ready. However, from what I understand I won't receive my green card or SSN until a month after my entry, which is in 4 months.

Does this mean I can't apply for jobs until one month after entry? I imagine companies will disregard applications with no SSN number as they'll fear there are visa issues.

It just seems a bit strange they don't just give me a SSN number now so I can apply for jobs.

So, is the system setup to leave me unemployed for a month after arrival, or do you receive SSN before entry, or what?

Thank you!


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Are you on a K-1 or CR-1/IR-1....If you are coming to the USA on a CR-1/IR-1 then you will be able to work right away as your visa doubles as your I-551 upon entry. Even though you are able to work right away you will still have to get your SSN about 2 weeks after arriving. But if you are entering as a K-1 then you will have to get your SSN 2 weeks after arriving and then when you apply for AOS you will use form I-765 to apply for a work authorization and that takes anywhere from 60-90 days to get approved.



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assuming you ae coming here with an spouse visa. you can work on day 1 and you can look for work now and have interviews too. just let them know when you are available and have a copy of the regulations incase they question your eligibility. you just can not start work till you arrive.

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