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Hello All,

Had our port-of-entry last week.

Just noticed that the apartment number for our permanent address is wrong on the Immigrant Data Summary Sheet that came with the Visa Package.

(It was entered correctly on the DS-260, and our printout of the DS-260 has it right.)

We filed DCF in Manila, so NVC did not enter and does not manage the application/information for us.

(That is what we thought, and we just confirmed that with them via phone.)

We sent emails to USCIS and DoS in Manila, advising them of the typo.

Is there something else we need to do?

We suspect that the social security card will be produced and sent out very shortly.

We are trying to increase the chances that it will be sent to the right address.

Moreover, on Form DS-260, there is a place for the permanent address and a place to enter a mailing address for the green card if that is different from the permanent address. That applies in our case, so we provided the specific, different, mailing address, as well.

Has anybody had any experience with providing a different mailing address for the Green Card?

Can they be counted on to use the provided mailing address and not merely use the permanent address?

Thanks in advance,


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Checked with USCIS and DoS.

It appears that the error might be traceable to the first window on Interview Day - Data Entry.

First, the permanent address was entered wrong.

Then the different mailing address for the green card that we provided on DS-260 was ignored, leaving the wrong permanent address as the only address to use for everything.

So, we would not have gotten the green card or the social security card.

The CBP Officer at POE did not go over or confirm the addresses, so the errors were not detected or corrected at POE.

(So, might be good to always check at POE what they have...just to be sure.)

Had to speak with a DHS Tier 2 supervisor to address the green card side of things.

Still have to visit an actual Social Security Office to try to fix the erroneous address they have.

Welcome Home! Good to be back! :)



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Just got back from the Social Security Office.

There are several major social security offices in New York City. Some are actual "card centers":

Social Security Card Center for Certain Cities



Nice office.
Very short lines.

Got called to a window in less than 2 mins.

The officer who spoke with us was very cordial, knowledgeable, and professional.

We explained what happened with the incorrect addresses.

She checked if we were in the system. (POE was 7 days ago.)

We were not.

She said that we could apply for one there, which we did.

Regarding the one that was to have been generated from the Embassy Visa info, she said - "We would never get it!".

She also said that it would have probably taken 8 weeks or more for that one to make the rounds, be rejected, etc.

So, we filed for a new one.

She entered data into her system.

Printed out what she had entered, and then showed it to us - for our confirmation. Exactly what works! Brilliant.

If that had happened at the Embassy during the initial Data Entry phase we would have caught the typos and misinterpretations.

She also said that the card would be issued in the name on the visa itself, even though, as a consequence of the marriage, the married name was different from the maiden name. She said that if the embassy had put the married name on the visa, she could have issued the SSN using that name. But because they did not, she could not. As a consequence, we would have to change the name later.

She said "Make sure the Green Card has the married name".

We are not sure that it will.

She even gave us a receipt, and said to expect the card in 1-2 weeks, sent to our preferred address in Florida, and not our place in NY.

Yeah, that is what I am talking about.

So, we now will have to deal with the name on the social security card, the green card, the driver's license, the new foreign passport.

If only the Embassy had used the married name on the visa, the SSN, Green Card, and Driver's License would be set. Oh well.

Hope this is helpful to someone.



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