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Hello guys!

My fiancee came to the US with a K-1 Visa today and should we wait 2 weeks before going to the local SSN Office to apply for her SSN?

I saw on the forum that you should wait 2 weeks but I just want to see if anyone had different experiences on this.

Any information is appreciated


03/14/2016 I-129F Sent Through USPS

03/15/2016 Packet Delivered to USCIS (Lewisville, TX)

03/18/2016 NOA 1 Text & Email. Case Sent to CSC

03/24/2016 NOA 1 Hard Copy Received

06/16/2016 NOA 2 Approved!!!

06/20/2016 NOA 2 Hard Copy Received

07/15/2016 NVC Case Received

07/18/2016 Case Number Assigned

07/19/2016 Case In Transit to South Korea

07/25/2016 Case Arrived at US Embassy in South Korea

08/29/2016 DS160 Submitted and Interview Date Assigned 12/01/2016 ***Earliest Date Available***

09/30/2016 Found an Earlier Interview Date Available Online 11/04/2016

11/04/2016 Interview! VISA Approved!!!

12/22/2016 POE Dallas (It took 5 minutes.)

 

04/26/2017 I-485 Package Sent Through USPS

04/27/2017 Package Delivered to USCIS (Chicago, IL)

05/17/2017 NOA1 Text Notification Received

05/20/2017 NOA1 Hard Copy Received (I-485 & I-131)

05/27/2017 Biometrics Letter Received (06/07)

06/07/2017 Biometrics Done

06/21/2017 Case Updated!! (Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview)

07/13/2017 I-485 Interview Letter Received (08/14 at 1pm)

08/14/2017 Approved!!!!!!!!! (New Card is Being Produced)

08/18/2017 Approval Letter Received

08/21/2017 Green Card Received

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No need to wait. I applied for my SSN four days after I arrived in the US.


K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016 (260 days)

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

 

ROC: 04-19-2019 earliest filing date

 

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No need to wait. I applied for my SSN four days after I arrived in the US.

My fiancee just came to the US today so is it a good idea if I go tomorrow morning? or the SSN office will need to manually put her info in the data?


03/14/2016 I-129F Sent Through USPS

03/15/2016 Packet Delivered to USCIS (Lewisville, TX)

03/18/2016 NOA 1 Text & Email. Case Sent to CSC

03/24/2016 NOA 1 Hard Copy Received

06/16/2016 NOA 2 Approved!!!

06/20/2016 NOA 2 Hard Copy Received

07/15/2016 NVC Case Received

07/18/2016 Case Number Assigned

07/19/2016 Case In Transit to South Korea

07/25/2016 Case Arrived at US Embassy in South Korea

08/29/2016 DS160 Submitted and Interview Date Assigned 12/01/2016 ***Earliest Date Available***

09/30/2016 Found an Earlier Interview Date Available Online 11/04/2016

11/04/2016 Interview! VISA Approved!!!

12/22/2016 POE Dallas (It took 5 minutes.)

 

04/26/2017 I-485 Package Sent Through USPS

04/27/2017 Package Delivered to USCIS (Chicago, IL)

05/17/2017 NOA1 Text Notification Received

05/20/2017 NOA1 Hard Copy Received (I-485 & I-131)

05/27/2017 Biometrics Letter Received (06/07)

06/07/2017 Biometrics Done

06/21/2017 Case Updated!! (Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview)

07/13/2017 I-485 Interview Letter Received (08/14 at 1pm)

08/14/2017 Approved!!!!!!!!! (New Card is Being Produced)

08/18/2017 Approval Letter Received

08/21/2017 Green Card Received

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Now that I-94s are electronic there is no need to wait. You could theoretically apply the day you arrived, if you wished.


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AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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Let me just make sure, just fill out the form with her passport that's all we need correct?

Thank you guys so much for the quick responses!


03/14/2016 I-129F Sent Through USPS

03/15/2016 Packet Delivered to USCIS (Lewisville, TX)

03/18/2016 NOA 1 Text & Email. Case Sent to CSC

03/24/2016 NOA 1 Hard Copy Received

06/16/2016 NOA 2 Approved!!!

06/20/2016 NOA 2 Hard Copy Received

07/15/2016 NVC Case Received

07/18/2016 Case Number Assigned

07/19/2016 Case In Transit to South Korea

07/25/2016 Case Arrived at US Embassy in South Korea

08/29/2016 DS160 Submitted and Interview Date Assigned 12/01/2016 ***Earliest Date Available***

09/30/2016 Found an Earlier Interview Date Available Online 11/04/2016

11/04/2016 Interview! VISA Approved!!!

12/22/2016 POE Dallas (It took 5 minutes.)

 

04/26/2017 I-485 Package Sent Through USPS

04/27/2017 Package Delivered to USCIS (Chicago, IL)

05/17/2017 NOA1 Text Notification Received

05/20/2017 NOA1 Hard Copy Received (I-485 & I-131)

05/27/2017 Biometrics Letter Received (06/07)

06/07/2017 Biometrics Done

06/21/2017 Case Updated!! (Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview)

07/13/2017 I-485 Interview Letter Received (08/14 at 1pm)

08/14/2017 Approved!!!!!!!!! (New Card is Being Produced)

08/18/2017 Approval Letter Received

08/21/2017 Green Card Received

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1) Completed SS-5 application form.

2) Printout of I-94.

3) Certified copy of birth certificate.

4) Passport containing K-1 visa.


Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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1) Completed SS-5 application form.

2) Printout of I-94.

3) Certified copy of birth certificate.

4) Passport containing K-1 visa.

I only needed 1, 2 and 4


K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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They asked me for my birth certificate, and list it on their site as a required document if you have it, which you should.

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Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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They asked me for my birth certificate, and list it on their site as a required document if you have it, which you should.

Sweden doesn't even issue birth certificates so I guess I'm lucky Texas doesn't require it, but Ok if so would be good for OP to bring :)


K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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The State Department indicates that Sweden issues birth certificates:

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/fees/reciprocity-by-country/SW.html


Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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The State Department indicates that Sweden issues birth certificates:

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/fees/reciprocity-by-country/SW.html

That's incorrect... we only have civic registration certificates ie print outs from a population registry that carries all info. A marriage certificate a birth certificate a name change document... it's all the same to us.. but we don't have the official kind that the US do... it's all stored electronically and we order a printout online for the purpose needed.

Which doesn't matter at all to the OP, but since you mentioned :P

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K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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I had to show my "birth certificate" here in California, but I bet it depends on the person you end up with at the SS office. Shouldn't be a problem to bring it to the SSO though, I assume most immigrants bring their BC to the US when they move anyway.

Like Suss&Camm said, we don't even have real BCs in Sweden, but it worked fine for the SSN at least.


K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016 (260 days)

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

 

ROC: 04-19-2019 earliest filing date

 

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