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Forgive me if this question has already been posted somewhere in VJ but I can't find anything on the topic.

 

We are new to the process and just trying to learn as we go. At the port of entry,  my wife received a I-155 stamp in her passport valid for one year.  Do I understand correctly that stamp acts as her green card and the actual CR 1 green card will allow her 2 years? She was worried about the one year part. Second,  does her actual green card automatically arrive? Or do we need to call anyone? The fee was paid before her arrival. Is it possible to check to status? If so, how do we so so? 

 

Her SSN is altogether separate. I understand that it should automatically come since I checked yes on the DS260? Based on what we have been told and read, it is probable that we might end up going to the Social Security Administration to apply. She wants to wait 15 days after her arrival to go there.

 

Thank you for your help.  It is a quite a journey.

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Welcome, Happy Holidays

 

Well I have the same situation and I get my green card in the mail after 3 weeks of my arrival. I was expecting the ssn card together with the green card because that's what it said in the DS260 but never arrived I wait for 5 weeks and never came so I called the social security admin. And they told me to wait 1 more week, I got tired of waiting and went to the ssn office to apply for my card and they told me I never sent the application for my ssn. so my advise is to wait until your wife receives the green card and go to you local office to get the social security card.

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***Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Progress Reports to General Immigration-Related Discussion.***

 

**Moderator hat off**

 

OP, what your wife would've received is a standard entry stamp from CBP placed on a page next to the visa; it is the combination of the visa itself and the entry stamp serving as an endorsement which is the temporary green card.  CBP stopped placing special I-551 stamps in passports quite some time ago (however 'passport stamp' acting as temporary green card just will not die on VJ).


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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11 minutes ago, Ryan H said:

***Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Progress Reports to General Immigration-Related Discussion.***

 

**Moderator hat off**

 

OP, what your wife would've received is a standard entry stamp from CBP placed on a page next to the visa; it is the combination of the visa itself and the entry stamp serving as an endorsement which is the temporary green card.  CBP stopped placing special I-551 stamps in passports quite some time ago (however 'passport stamp' acting as temporary green card just will not die on VJ).

My local office still issues the stamps. The officer told us to get one if it takes too long to receive the GC 


Spoiler

2011-10-31 US Entry with CR1
2013-09-02 ROC filed
2013-09-12 NOA
2013-03-05 Biometrics
2013-03-24 Approved
2013-05-05 Green card received
2016-08-02 N400 filed
2016-08-12 NOA
2016-12-08 Biometrics
2017-05-04 Interview
2017-07-05 Oath Ceremony

 

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3 minutes ago, little immigrant said:

My local office still issues the stamps. The officer told us to get one if it takes too long to receive the GC 

 

The OP will not have to do that; at the bottom of every immigrant visa is the following notation, "Upon Endorsement Serves As Temporary I-551 Valid For One Year."  The "endorsement" is a standard CBP entry stamp placed by a CBP officer at a port of entry.

 

It's true that local USICS offices still use those special I-551 stamps but that is not germane to the OP's circumstances.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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