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Hello, 

 

Asking this question for my husband who entered the USA on 12/13/2018. On the DS-260, we opted for the SSN to be automatically sent upon entry. It says on the SSA site if the SSN is not received within 3 weeks, to inquire further. I just spent 2 hours on hold with SSA to receive no answers and to speak with a very confused representative, so I will ask here and hopefully get some advice.

 

1. Is the DHS affected by the government shutdown? The representative at the SSA told me this is the cause of the delay in transmitting information from the DHS to the SSA. 

2. My husband received his green card within 2 weeks of entry into the United States, however, still no SSN on week 3. 

 

I figured it would take longer than 3 weeks, especially with Christmas and New Year holidays, however, he wanted to seek more information and we will go to the local SSA office next week. Should he just wait patiently, and is it normal to receive the green card before the SSN?

 

Thank you!


Met for the first time: 7/2015 (Italy) 

Married: 12/20/2017 (California) :luv:

I-130 petition sent to AZ lockbox: 1/29/2018

I-130 received at AZ lockbox: 1/31/2018

Text/Email update: 2/6/2018 

  • Texas Service Center 

NOA1 hard copy: 2/10/2018

  • Receipt Date: 2/5/2018

I-130 APPROVED: 8/1/2018

Sent to US Dept. of State: 8/6/2018

Dept. of State Received: 8/15/2018

NVC Welcome Email: 9/4/2018 (around 20:30 California time)

  • Paid IV and AOS Fees: 9/4/2018

Completed and Submitted AOS Documents: 9/14/2018

Submitted everything to NVC: 9/16/2018

NVC Case Completed: 10/2/2018 

  • Received approval for all AOS and IV documents BUT had to rotate and re-upload husband's passport biographic info page: 9/20/2018

Interview: 11/13/2018 (Naples, Italy)

 🇺🇸 APPROVED! 🇺🇸

Immigration day: 12/13/2018

  • Point Of Entry: SFO

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It's a ####### shoot whether or not you actually automatically receive an SSN after checking the box on that form. Sometimes you do, sometimes you don't.

 

Going to see them in-person is probably the best way forward.

 

It would not surprise me if the partial shutdown is responsible, since parts of DHS are shut down.


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5 minutes ago, Hypnos said:

It's a ####### shoot whether or not you actually automatically receive an SSN after checking the box on that form. Sometimes you do, sometimes you don't.

 

Going to see them in-person is probably the best way forward.

 

It would not surprise me if the partial shutdown is responsible, since parts of DHS are shut down.

Got it, thanks for the advice. I am just worried if we go to the local SSA office and apply and then the DS-260 did actually go through, if that will affect his ability to get a SSN or just delay things more. 


Met for the first time: 7/2015 (Italy) 

Married: 12/20/2017 (California) :luv:

I-130 petition sent to AZ lockbox: 1/29/2018

I-130 received at AZ lockbox: 1/31/2018

Text/Email update: 2/6/2018 

  • Texas Service Center 

NOA1 hard copy: 2/10/2018

  • Receipt Date: 2/5/2018

I-130 APPROVED: 8/1/2018

Sent to US Dept. of State: 8/6/2018

Dept. of State Received: 8/15/2018

NVC Welcome Email: 9/4/2018 (around 20:30 California time)

  • Paid IV and AOS Fees: 9/4/2018

Completed and Submitted AOS Documents: 9/14/2018

Submitted everything to NVC: 9/16/2018

NVC Case Completed: 10/2/2018 

  • Received approval for all AOS and IV documents BUT had to rotate and re-upload husband's passport biographic info page: 9/20/2018

Interview: 11/13/2018 (Naples, Italy)

 🇺🇸 APPROVED! 🇺🇸

Immigration day: 12/13/2018

  • Point Of Entry: SFO

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No, people don't get issued two numbers at the same time. When they came to issue the second one, they would see the first already happened and so you wouldn't get another one.

 

If, by some perfect storm they did receive two SSNs with two different numbers, a visit to your nearest SSA office would be able to sort that out. But it's highly unlikely it would happen.

Edited by Hypnos

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Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

Day 376 (1/14/19) Interview

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6 minutes ago, Hypnos said:

No, people don't get issued two numbers at the same time. When they came to issue the second one, they would see the first already happened and so you wouldn't get another one.

 

If, by some perfect storm they did receive two SSNs with two different numbers, a visit to your nearest SSA office would be able to sort that out. But it's highly unlikely it would happen.

That is great to know. Thank you so much!


Met for the first time: 7/2015 (Italy) 

Married: 12/20/2017 (California) :luv:

I-130 petition sent to AZ lockbox: 1/29/2018

I-130 received at AZ lockbox: 1/31/2018

Text/Email update: 2/6/2018 

  • Texas Service Center 

NOA1 hard copy: 2/10/2018

  • Receipt Date: 2/5/2018

I-130 APPROVED: 8/1/2018

Sent to US Dept. of State: 8/6/2018

Dept. of State Received: 8/15/2018

NVC Welcome Email: 9/4/2018 (around 20:30 California time)

  • Paid IV and AOS Fees: 9/4/2018

Completed and Submitted AOS Documents: 9/14/2018

Submitted everything to NVC: 9/16/2018

NVC Case Completed: 10/2/2018 

  • Received approval for all AOS and IV documents BUT had to rotate and re-upload husband's passport biographic info page: 9/20/2018

Interview: 11/13/2018 (Naples, Italy)

 🇺🇸 APPROVED! 🇺🇸

Immigration day: 12/13/2018

  • Point Of Entry: SFO

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15 hours ago, ad8816 said:

Hello, 

 

Asking this question for my husband who entered the USA on 12/13/2018. On the DS-260, we opted for the SSN to be automatically sent upon entry. It says on the SSA site if the SSN is not received within 3 weeks, to inquire further. I just spent 2 hours on hold with SSA to receive no answers and to speak with a very confused representative, so I will ask here and hopefully get some advice.

 

1. Is the DHS affected by the government shutdown? The representative at the SSA told me this is the cause of the delay in transmitting information from the DHS to the SSA. 

2. My husband received his green card within 2 weeks of entry into the United States, however, still no SSN on week 3. 

 

I figured it would take longer than 3 weeks, especially with Christmas and New Year holidays, however, he wanted to seek more information and we will go to the local SSA office next week. Should he just wait patiently, and is it normal to receive the green card before the SSN?

 

Thank you!

I believe I would give it another week or so.  3 weeks during holiday season isn't really 3 business weeks.

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