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My wife arrived two weeks ago, and we just received her Green Card in the mail this Monday. Do we have to wait until her Social Security card arrives to start working? Or can she apply with just her Green Card? 

How long until she receives her SS card?

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6 minutes ago, JFox762 said:

My wife arrived two weeks ago, and we just received her Green Card in the mail this Monday. Do we have to wait until her Social Security card arrives to start working? Or can she apply with just her Green Card? 

How long until she receives her SS card?

SS card usually comes in 7 to 14 days. If it doesn't arrive within 2 weeks go to SS office.

 

She is free to work really soon as she gets SS#. Dang Green card came that fast. Seems you need to go to SS office sorry.

 

 


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7 minutes ago, JFox762 said:

My wife arrived two weeks ago, and we just received her Green Card in the mail this Monday. Do we have to wait until her Social Security card arrives to start working? Or can she apply with just her Green Card? 

How long until she receives her SS card?

with no SS# it's impossible to generate a paycheck, since they have to pay into your SS account for those deductions is my understanding. No ss#, no way to pay into it, right? they need to know that number, unless you get it before payday


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7 minutes ago, JFox762 said:

My wife arrived two weeks ago, and we just received her Green Card in the mail this Monday. Do we have to wait until her Social Security card arrives to start working? Or can she apply with just her Green Card? 

How long until she receives her SS card?

If it hadn’t arrived in the next week, go to the SS office and apply in person

she is authorised to work now.. but the employer will need her SSN in order to pay her 

 

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Does it come in the same letter the Green Card comes in?

51 minutes ago, dwheels76 said:

SS card usually comes in 7 to 14 days. If it doesn't arrive within 2 weeks go to SS office.

 

She is free to work really soon as she gets SS#. Dang Green card came that fast. Seems you need to go to SS office sorry.

 

 

Would the SS Card have arrived in the same letter as the Green Card?

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2 hours ago, JFox762 said:

Does it come in the same letter the Green Card comes in?

Would the SS Card have arrived in the same letter as the Green Card?

No, different agencies.

 

Your wife checked the “apply for SS#” box on the visa application right?  The SS card should arrive less than 2 weeks after entry.

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3 hours ago, Nitas_man said:

No, different agencies.

 

Your wife checked the “apply for SS#” box on the visa application right?  The SS card should arrive less than 2 weeks after entry.

Correct.  The SS card should be there if the DS260 was completed correctly.  Just go to the SS office.


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She can start working as soon as she entered the country but she cannot get paid without SSN. It is possible that employer can just hold the pay until SSN arrives and then can just do backpay. I was thinking of using that option but luckily I got my SSN before work started.

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On 1/2/2019 at 8:41 PM, JFox762 said:

Would the SS Card have arrived in the same letter as the Green Card?

No,   and we had better luck at the north Phoenix Office.  After two weeks her card hadn't come.  The downtown office just said wait longer.   The North Phoenix Office took an hour wait then told us we would have a card in a week.   And we got it 8 days later.


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