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Hi, my husband arrived on 11/22/18 - we are CR1. On the DS-260 we did check that he would like to apply for a SSN. On his papers it directly states to contact the SSA if his card doesn’t arrive within 3 weeks of arrival. 3 weeks passed so we called the SSA - they said the wait has turned to 6 weeks. Today marks the 6th week and we still have not received his SSN in the mail.

 

We plan on calling again today but I’m afraid that they’ll up the waiting time even longer. We wanted to avoid the SSA office but if that’s the only way to expedite the process we will go. Is this a normal waiting time after applying for it with the DS-260? Would it be any faster if we just go to the office? His green card came immediately - around 2 weeks after arrival.

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1 hour ago, Shodan's Faery said:

Hi, my husband arrived on 11/22/18 - we are CR1. On the DS-260 we did check that he would like to apply for a SSN. On his papers it directly states to contact the SSA if his card doesn’t arrive within 3 weeks of arrival. 3 weeks passed so we called the SSA - they said the wait has turned to 6 weeks. Today marks the 6th week and we still have not received his SSN in the mail.

 

We plan on calling again today but I’m afraid that they’ll up the waiting time even longer. We wanted to avoid the SSA office but if that’s the only way to expedite the process we will go. Is this a normal waiting time after applying for it with the DS-260? Would it be any faster if we just go to the office? His green card came immediately - around 2 weeks after arrival.

I'd say that a wee bit long. My mom entered 11/11/18. I called the local SSA office at the 3 week mark, got the same answer you did ( it's at least 4-6 weeks, it's the holiday, so may be even longer). So sometimes on the 4th week, we went to the local SSA office. They were able to tell her that her SSN was just issue like the day before, and they told her what the number was. The physical card came in the mail few days later. We got everything before 12/10 because I was able to apply for her health insurance through healthcare.gov before 12/15 when it closed.

 

I'd say you guys need to make a trip to the local SSA office.

 

The DS-260 works most of the time. But there have been reports that cases fell through the crack and need to apply again at the local SSA office. Don't ask me why.

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1 hour ago, Shodan's Faery said:

Hi, my husband arrived on 11/22/18 - we are CR1. On the DS-260 we did check that he would like to apply for a SSN. On his papers it directly states to contact the SSA if his card doesn’t arrive within 3 weeks of arrival. 3 weeks passed so we called the SSA - they said the wait has turned to 6 weeks. Today marks the 6th week and we still have not received his SSN in the mail.

 

We plan on calling again today but I’m afraid that they’ll up the waiting time even longer. We wanted to avoid the SSA office but if that’s the only way to expedite the process we will go. Is this a normal waiting time after applying for it with the DS-260? Would it be any faster if we just go to the office? His green card came immediately - around 2 weeks after arrival.

I have a question for you, when your husband went to his interview did he took his paystub to show he was working?

i'm wondering because my attorney is requesting paystub from him to show that he is also working and dont know if that makes sense 

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all you actually need is to go to the SSA and ask for the number, it will eventually show up in the mail.


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7 hours ago, Shodan's Faery said:

Hi, my husband arrived on 11/22/18 - we are CR1. On the DS-260 we did check that he would like to apply for a SSN. On his papers it directly states to contact the SSA if his card doesn’t arrive within 3 weeks of arrival. 3 weeks passed so we called the SSA - they said the wait has turned to 6 weeks. Today marks the 6th week and we still have not received his SSN in the mail.

 

We plan on calling again today but I’m afraid that they’ll up the waiting time even longer. We wanted to avoid the SSA office but if that’s the only way to expedite the process we will go. Is this a normal waiting time after applying for it with the DS-260? Would it be any faster if we just go to the office? His green card came immediately - around 2 weeks after arrival.

We are experiencing the same thing, unfortunately. I just got off the phone with SSA (what a nightmare-- 2 hours on hold!) and got basically nowhere. The rep told me that 6-8 weeks is realistic with all the holidays and the govt. shutdown. 

 


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Update: we went to the SSA office and waited over 2 hours. They looked up my husband’s name and there was no record of an application, so, USCIS never sent his SSN application over. We had been waiting 8 weeks. If we didn’t go to the office, we never would have received anything in the mail.

 

We brought his green card and passport, and this helpful woman working there applied for us and said it should arrive by mail in about two weeks. For anyone else experiencing the same delays, don’t wait, go to the office ASAP and find out what’s going on. Be prepared for a long “waiting in the Netherworld like Beetlejuice” wait.

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