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What is the process for getting a social security card after entry to the US? Is there a fee? What documents are needed? According to some people, you can go within first week of being here; others have suggested waiting two weeks.

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Go to a local SSA office and apply for one. No fee. Bring a copy of your I-94 (you can get this online and print it) and passport.

 

The two week wait is mostly outdated. It should be in the system within hours now, but I usually suggest waiting a few days anyway.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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2 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Go to a local SSA office and apply for one. No fee. Bring a copy of your I-94 (you can get this online and print it) and passport.

 

The two week wait is mostly outdated. It should be in the system within hours now, but I usually suggest waiting a few days anyway.

okay thanks. My fiance entered last thursday so it should be in the system by now?

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15 minutes ago, SPaul said:

okay thanks. My fiance entered last thursday so it should be in the system by now?

Most likely. If not, avoid manual verification...just come back later. Manual verification can take 4-6 weeks or so.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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If you clicked yes on the DS 160 then you should be getting it but i recommend you going to your local office to make sure they're doing it. Sometimes they don't.

 

I entered on a spouse visa and went to my local ss office a week after i entered the country. It was already in the system. Received it in the mail 2 days after visiting the local office.

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5 minutes ago, valentinasc said:

If you clicked yes on the DS 160 then you should be getting it but i recommend you going to your local office to make sure they're doing it. Sometimes they don't.

 

I entered on a spouse visa and went to my local ss office a week after i entered the country. It was already in the system. Received it in the mail 2 days after visiting the local office.

ok thank you. I do not remember what we put on the DS 160 so i am not sure. i guess it will be in process if we did and he will find out when he goes into the office.

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52 minutes ago, SPaul said:

ok thank you. I do not remember what we put on the DS 160 so i am not sure. i guess it will be in process if we did and he will find out when he goes into the office.

Yes but always go, they’ve told me sometimes they don’t start doing it unless the interested person goes to check up with them. Good luck :)

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Just a note....the DS-160 does not ask about requesting an SSN. The DS-260 (for an immigrant visa) does ask this, but not the DS-160.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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My fiance arrived Sept 15th. We tried to apply for card on Sept 21 but we were told he wasnt in the system yet. We went back on October 23 and were still told he wasnt in the system and they needed to send it for manual verification.  They said it is done electronically now and shouldn't take long. We are still waiting and it's been 2 weeks. 

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