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what is the procedure for CR-1 visa holder to get the social security number or card? i went to the office they said that the officers at the airport they apply for the SSN for immigrant and then you have to wait for 30 days for the mail to be received else you come here apply for yourself. by filling this form (hands me over the form).

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Most ppl just just go to Social security office on their own and apply with a passport and i94, however they may require time to verify your status  if they are not able to find you in the SAVE database right away. If they are able to, then you could have your card anywhere from 5-14 days later. 


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On February 10, 2017 at 0:19 PM, Sizzy and Terry said:

what is the procedure for CR-1 visa holder to get the social security number or card? i went to the office they said that the officers at the airport they apply for the SSN for immigrant and then you have to wait for 30 days for the mail to be received else you come here apply for yourself. by filling this form (hands me over the form).

If you completed the box on the DS-260 form that you wanted a social security number, it will be automatically generated after POE.  In our case, the card was mailed 4 days after entry.  Another user on here I've communicated with stated that after entry they went to the office, but the office said the application had already been generated automatically.


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

May 18, 2016: Chicago Lockbox received package.

May 20, 2016: NOA1 Notice Date with priority date of May 18. Sent to Nebraska Service Center

May 23, 2016: NOA1 E-mail

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App

Nov 2, 2016: USCIS sent to NVC

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Nov 23, 2016: IV Fee Invoiced and paid

Nov 30, 2016: IV and AOS Packages Sent (EP)

Dec 4, 2016: DS-260 Submitted

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Dec 15, 2016: Found out interview date by phone

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

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On February 10, 2017 at 0:24 PM, Chardon Ne' said:

Most ppl just just go to Social security office on their own and apply with a passport and i94, however they may require time to verify your status  if they are not able to find you in the SAVE database right away. If they are able to, then you could have your card anywhere from 5-14 days later. 

Just a note that this is relevant to people entering on some other status and doing AOS.  There is no I-94 if you enter as a CR-1 as you are immediately a permanent resident upon entry.


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

May 18, 2016: Chicago Lockbox received package.

May 20, 2016: NOA1 Notice Date with priority date of May 18. Sent to Nebraska Service Center

May 23, 2016: NOA1 E-mail

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App

Nov 2, 2016: USCIS sent to NVC

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Nov 23, 2016: IV Fee Invoiced and paid

Nov 30, 2016: IV and AOS Packages Sent (EP)

Dec 4, 2016: DS-260 Submitted

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Dec 15, 2016: Found out interview date by phone

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Jan 30, 2017: POE Toronto Pearson Airport

 

Removing Conditions

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Nov 7, 2018: Apparent receipt date (SMS notification on 11/9)

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Nnotice i said 

55 minutes ago, AstroCanada said:

Just a note that this is relevant to people entering on some other status and doing AOS.  There is no I-94 if you enter as a CR-1 as you are immediately a permanent resident upon entry.

Noted.


Pkg Sent:9/13/16


Received at Chicago Lock box: 9/16/16


Received Texts: 9/30/16


NOA1 Received: 10/4/16 : Receipt Date of 9/19/16


Bio Appt letter Received: 10/12/16


Bio Appt completed: 10/24/16


Card in production: 11/17/16


Combo Card received 11/25/16

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On 2/13/2017 at 5:05 PM, AstroCanada said:

If you completed the box on the DS-260 form that you wanted a social security number, it will be automatically generated after POE.  In our case, the card was mailed 4 days after entry.  Another user on here I've communicated with stated that after entry they went to the office, but the office said the application had already been generated automatically.

Anyone know if 4 days is a normal/expected time for a CR-1?

 

My wife arrived on her CR-1 9 days ago and we haven't received anything in the mail. 

 

Do you think if i called the SSA they would be able to "look up" and see if the application is pending?

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On May 3, 2017 at 0:37 PM, bcking said:

Anyone know if 4 days is a normal/expected time for a CR-1?

 

My wife arrived on her CR-1 9 days ago and we haven't received anything in the mail. 

 

Do you think if i called the SSA they would be able to "look up" and see if the application is pending?

I wouldn't worry at the 9 day mark.  Give it at least a couple weeks.


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

May 18, 2016: Chicago Lockbox received package.

May 20, 2016: NOA1 Notice Date with priority date of May 18. Sent to Nebraska Service Center

May 23, 2016: NOA1 E-mail

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App

Nov 2, 2016: USCIS sent to NVC

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Nov 23, 2016: IV Fee Invoiced and paid

Nov 30, 2016: IV and AOS Packages Sent (EP)

Dec 4, 2016: DS-260 Submitted

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Dec 15, 2016: Found out interview date by phone

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Jan 30, 2017: POE Toronto Pearson Airport

 

Removing Conditions

Nov 2, 2018: Sent I-751 to Arizona Lockbox

Nov 7, 2018: Apparent receipt date (SMS notification on 11/9)

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On 2017-05-08 at 2:13 PM, AstroCanada said:

I wouldn't worry at the 9 day mark.  Give it at least a couple weeks.

you can check online if there is an application pending for you: https://save.uscis.gov/CaseCheck/CaseCheck.aspx


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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17 hours ago, Suss&Camm said:

you can check online if there is an application pending for you: https://save.uscis.gov/CaseCheck/CaseCheck.aspx

Thanks for that link!

 

She only has the visa in her passport and it isn't clear what number to use on that visa on that website, but when I just used her passport number there was no file. It's been almost 3 weeks since her arrival now. It's really annoying when the government can't do their job. Unfortunately it looks like we'll have to go to their office and submit a new application. Just annoying since that won't happen for another two weeks since they work "government hours" - open at 9, close at 4.

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Just now, Dee elle said:

We requested ss cards on our DS260... Never happened... go to the SS office with passport that has the visa stamped and get one 

Ya I realize we will probably have to do that, it is just annoying that it's okay that it just "never happened" even though it is supposed to. The form specifically asks and so it should be expected that the government does their job and actually apply for the card for you. The process, in my opinion, is mired by multiple layers of incompetance on the part of the government and this is just another one even after the process is supposedly done.

 

Yes we will go to the office, but we have to wait several weeks because they only work 9 - 4pm, and my point is we shouldn't have to go to the office. It was supposed to be done for us based on the DS260. 

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2 hours ago, bcking said:

Thanks for that link!

 

She only has the visa in her passport and it isn't clear what number to use on that visa on that website, but when I just used her passport number there was no file. It's been almost 3 weeks since her arrival now. It's really annoying when the government can't do their job. Unfortunately it looks like we'll have to go to their office and submit a new application. Just annoying since that won't happen for another two weeks since they work "government hours" - open at 9, close at 4.

That sucks! At least over here they're open til 6 on Fridays 0.0


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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 don't get why it's not just automatic... is there any instance where a person won't need a SSN? Or just would love to spend the time to go apply???? Nooooo ...so why the darn choice...  smdh

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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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On 5/12/2017 at 0:53 PM, bcking said:

Ya I realize we will probably have to do that, it is just annoying that it's okay that it just "never happened" even though it is supposed to. The form specifically asks and so it should be expected that the government does their job and actually apply for the card for you. The process, in my opinion, is mired by multiple layers of incompetance on the part of the government and this is just another one even after the process is supposedly done.

 

Yes we will go to the office, but we have to wait several weeks because they only work 9 - 4pm, and my point is we shouldn't have to go to the office. It was supposed to be done for us based on the DS260. 

Any news on the social security number? My wife and I are in the same boat, here in the USA almost 2 weeks after POE with no social security card in the mail yet. We definitely checked off on the DS260 to have it automatically applied for, but have received nothing.


CR-1 Visa Timeline

 

USCIS

7/27/2016: I-130 mailed.

8/02/2016: NOA1.

2/17/2017: NOA2.

2/24/2017: I-130 sent to NVC.

 

NVC

3/03/2017:  I-130 received.

3/09/2017: Case # and invoice # received, AOS and IV fees paid.

3/16/2017: DS-260 submitted; AOS and IV packets sent with EP.

4/06/2017: Case complete.

 

Consulate

4/15/2017: Interview email (P4).

5/09/2017: Medical.

5/15/2017: Interview.

5/19/2017: Visa in hand.

 

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USA

5/20/2017: POE.

6/10/2017: Green card received.

7/05/2017: SSN card received (had to apply in person).  

2/20/2019: File I-751.

2/20/2020: File N-400.

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We went to the SS office 2 days ago (about 5 weeks after her arrival) to apply.

 

Social Security officer at the desk said her information wasn't in the "Immigration system" yet, so we couldn't actually apply. He took all of our paperwork for the application and said that as soon as it enters the system they can apply, but they don't control it entering the system (it's a Immigration services thing). He said it could take up to another 4 weeks (but I sense it is similar to all government departments...we contact them in 4 weeks if it hasn't happened, and then it is another 4 weeks or something random).

 

She may end up with her Green Card before the social security number. 

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