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SS ID#? ( Form DS-260 -- Guangzhou DCF)

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Hi, all!


My French husband and I are working on filling out the DS-260 form online.  One of the questions asks "Will you want a social security number and card?" and we aren't sure how to answer.  We just want him to have a green card.  We're not sure if we'll be in the U.S. for the long haul or until I finish school in four or five years.


So is it best to answer yes to save trouble in the future?  Or will saying yes complicate things or slow the process down unnecessarily?


Thanks in advance!

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i answered yes on mine and a week after entering the US I received SS card in the mail. And it took 21 days after my entry to receive GC in the mail. 


Both GC and SS will not be mailed to you until your spouse enters the US. 

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14 hours ago, quibily said:

Ohh, really?  Wow, I assumed GC holders had some other number that wasn't a SSID.  That question seems unnecessary.  Who would say no to that?

Maybe those who already have an SSN from a previous stay in the US? There might be others, too.


Keep in mind that you might not receive a SS card even if you answer yes to that question. Many of us (myself included) fall through the cracks and just never get anything. The SSA recommends going into an office and requesting an SSN if you have not received it within 3 weeks, though some prefer to do it sooner. We waited 3 weeks, went to the SSA, were told that there was no record of our request from the DS260, filled out a form, and had it mailed to us within a week.

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